Elementary, M.A. – Middle Childhood Education

The concentration in Middle Childhood Education provides an added endorsement for elementary and secondary teachers who have met initial licensure requirements. The endorsement will allow teachers to provide instruction in grades 5-9 within their content area(s) of specialization.

Core Courses (15 hours)

  • EDF 621 Educational Research and Writing or EDF 625 Qualitative Research in Education (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development (3 hrs.)
  • *CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area or CIEC 600 Instructional Design and Technology or CIEC 635 Using the Internet in the Classroom (3 hrs.)
  • CI 623 Instructional Models and Assessment Techniques or CI 624 Advanced Instructional Strategies or advisor approved methods course (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 612 Educational Evaluation or CI 609 Curriculum in the Modern Elementary School or CI 501 Middle Childhood Curriculum (3 hrs.)

Area of Emphasis Courses (18 hours)

  • *CI 501 Middle Childhood Curriculum (3 hrs.)
  • *CI 503 Methods and Materials of Teaching in the Middle Childhood Grades (3 hrs.)
  • *EDF 502 Psychology of the Middle Childhood Student (3 hrs.)
  • *CI 672 Practicum in Education (3-6 hrs.)
  • advisor approved elective (3 hrs.)
  • advisor approved elective (3 hrs.)

Capstone Courses (6 hours)

  • CI 690 Capstone Experience (3 hrs.)
  • advisor approved elective (3 hrs.)

*Candidates pursuing the added endorsement must complete: CI 501, CI 503, CIEC 534 or CIEC 600 or CIEC 635, EDF 502, and CI 672