MAE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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THE MAE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Courses are offered in four areas: 
1.  Curriculum Core (9 hours required)
    • ELEMECML 6201--Issues and Trends in Curriculum (3 hours)
    • INSTTECH 6232--Selection and Integration of Materials (3 hours)
    • LITED 6212--Methods and Materials in Literacy Education (3 hours)
2.  Professional Core (6 hours required)
    • EDPSYCH 6214--Foundations of Instructional Psychology (3 hours)  
OR
3.  Electives (8 hours required)
    • ELEMECML 4141/5141--Integrated Activities in Elementary School Science and Mathematics (3 hours) 
OR
4.  Elementary Education Specialty Areas (7 hours required)
    • ELEMECML 6242--Analysis and Improvement of Science Instruction in the Elementary School (3 hours)
    • ELEMECML 6243--Analysis and Improvement of Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School (3 hours)
    • 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:
    • Research 
    • Literature Review
    • Project
    • 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.