THE MAE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Courses are offered in four
- Designed for aspiring professional educators with state
licensure in the field of Elementary Education.
- Designed for teachers with PK-8
elementary classroom experience including student teaching.
- Consistent with the Values, Vision, and Mission of the College of Education.
- Aligned with the National
Board for Professional Teaching
- Offered totally online in cooperation with
UNI Continuing Education and the Department of Curriculum &
- Delivered using Quality Matters professional standards for online teaching and learning.
- Includes courses addressing curriculum issues, technology, science, mathematics,
literacy, social studies, and action research.
- Delivered on a cohort basis beginning every two years.
- Completed in five consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring) with six semester hours of credit per semester.
Core (9 hours required)
- ELEMECML 6201--Issues
and Trends in Curriculum (3 hours)
- INSTTECH 6232--Selection
and Integration of Materials (3
- LITED 6212--Methods
and Materials in Literacy Education (3
Core (6 hours required)
- EDPSYCH 6214--Foundations
of Instructional Psychology (3
3. Electives (8 hours required)
- ELEMECML 4141/5141--Integrated
Activities in Elementary School Science and Mathematics (3
Specialty Areas (7 hours required)
- ELEMECML 6242--Analysis
Improvement of Science Instruction in the Elementary School (3
- ELEMECML 6243--Analysis and
Improvement of Social Studies
Instruction in the Elementary School (3
- ELEMECML 6299--Research
(1 hour)--For the non-thesis program (30 hours), all
students design, implement and
complete the research requirement reflecting a particular academic and
professional interest. Four options are available for the research requirement as outlined in the Masters Degree
Handbook. They are:
- Literature Review
- Journal Article
The research requirement provides the
opportunity for students
to identify a topic of focus, develop a literature review, critically
engage in the research process and appropriately summarize the
findings. Students are introduced to the form and format of the
research requirement during the first semester of the program while
enrolled in ELEMECML 6201--Issues and Trends in
Curriculum or in one of the other courses scheduled during the first part of the program. As they progress
through the program they are
encouraged to scaffold their program of study by focusing their
subsequent course assignments around the particular academic
and professional interest where possible. In addition, the use of APA
formatting (6th Edition) is
introduced early in the program and online support
is available as well. For the thesis program (36 hours), student complete the course work
identified above but also develop a six-hour thesis as identified in
the Masters Degree Handbook.