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- Master of Arts with a major in Elementary Education
Masters Degree Program in Elementary Education
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations, Educational Leadership Studies offers opportunities for graduate study, teacher certification, and research leading to a Master's degree with initial certification. This program is designed to prepare individuals to become educators in the classroom. The primary purposes of the graduate programs in this department are to provide increased knowledge, skills, and professional competencies for licenses related to each specialty area in the department (listed below). Each program has met national accreditation standards. Students in the programs will work with faculty who contribute as educational scholars to the profession at university, state, and national levels. Additionally, the programs offer opportunities to develop technology rich, culturally responsive, and active learning environments that associated with greater student achievement.
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Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations, Educational Leadership Studies
Allen Hall, 606B
Department Chair, Samuel F. Stack
All applicants for the Elementary Education must:
- Submit WVU Graduate application for admission. The application can be found at https://admissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a 2.75 GPA or above
- Submit a one-page goal statement. The Statement should be of professional experiences, career ambitions and will be considered a writing sample
- Test requirements: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Student can take the combined test # 5751 this will include the 3 section (reading #5712, writing # 5722 & math #5732).
- The Praxis CORE may be waived with an enhanced ACT score of 26 or higher, a re-centered SAT score of 1125 (April 1995), or a revised SAT of 1170 (March 2005) or higher OR a 26 ACT or Math and Critical Reading SAT total of 1170 (pre-March 2016 test sitting) or an Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section 1240 (post-March 2016 test sitting). (OR) Graduate Records Examination (GRE), minimum score 280 (combined score of verbal and quantitative sections) .
- TOEFL (international students) - TOEFL score must be at least 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) 79-80 iBT or IELTS 6.5.
- C&I 602 must be taken in the first semester after admission into the program. "B" or better is required in C&I 602.
- All student in the "Elementary Education Program", must purchase a subscription for LiveText.
- State back ground check is required before entering a public school classroom (student teaching permit)
- 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework with "C" or better in all graduate courses.
- No more than twelve hours at a 400-level plus student teaching may count toward a thirty-six hour master’s degree.
- Application for transient credit for graduate courses taken at other institutions must be approved by the adviser and the Assistant Dean for Student Services.
- Student teaching application must be completed 1 year in advance. Student teaching application are available in the Office of Student Success (Allen Hall room 710) or http://cehs.wvu.edu/advising
- Elective courses must be approved by the adviser prior to enrollment.
- Passing scores on the Praxis II in content area, due one full semester before student teaching.
- edTPA completed during the student teaching semester. Successful completion of this assessment is required prior to applying for a WV teaching license and for WVU program completion.
- Completion of 125 hours of field experiences (embedded in the program).
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION:
- Completion of all coursework, with C or better in all graduate coursework
- On-line application to graduate (Contact the Office of Student Success for additional information) http://cehs.wvu.edu/advising
- 3.0 GPA.
Master of Arts in Elementary Education
|C&I 602||Curriculum and Teaching Principles||3|
|C&I 631||Mathematics in the Elementary School||3|
|C&I 640||Science in the Elementary School||3|
|C&I 650||Social Studies in the Elementary School||3|
|C&I 689||Cultural Diversity in the Classroom||3|
|EDP 600||Educational Psychology||3|
|RDNG 640||Instructing Students Who Have Reading Difficulties||3|
|EDUC 460||Foundations of Language and Literacy||3|
|EDUC 461||Promoting Literacy Connections||3|
|SPED 500||Legal/Educational Foundations: Special Education||3|
|SPED 601||Academic Interventions for Special Needs||3|
|C&I 584||Student Teaching: Elementary-Early Childhood||7|
|C&I 588||Professional Field Experience||2|
|C&I 680||Technology Integration Through Capstone Experience||3|
These courses are required for WV State Certification, but not for the MA in Elementary Education. Students planning to seek certification are advised to complete these courses in addition to the MA requirements.
Suggested Plan of Study
|Total credit hours: 45|
NOTE: Students seeking state certification should plan to take C&I 588, 584, and 680 (12 credits) in a fifth semester in addition to the 33 hours required for the degree.
Major Learning Outcomes
The learning goals for the Master's program in Elementary Education are to prepare students who:
- Have commitment and skills to engage in life-long learning;
- Are effective communicators;
- Recognize that teaching is a professional, moral, and ethical enterprise with well-developed ethical frameworks which facilitate effective teaching;
- Will serve as a facilitator of learning for all students;
- Possess in-depth knowledge of both pedagogy and content, and the relationships between them;
- Are reflective practitioners;
- Are aware of, and have respect for, human diversity;
- Value and integrate knowledge from a wide variety of fields, are creative and open to new ideas, and are able to act constructively in a world characterized by technological, cultural, and societal diversity and change.
C&I 501. Essential Topics for Teaching. 3 Hours.
This course provides an initial exposure for undergraduate and graduate.
C&I 524. Middle School Number/Algebra Teaching 1. 1 Hour.
C&I 525. Middle School Number/Algebra Teaching 2. 1 Hour.
C&I 528. Middle School Function/Change Teaching 1. 1 Hour.
Intermediate Value Theorem, families of curves, model curricula. current research in learning. Applications in PR or CONC: MATH 528. Teaching and Learning function concept operations on functions, limits, continuity, optimization and area. Classroom applications,.
C&I 529. Middle School Functions/Change Teaching 2. 1 Hour.
limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem, families of current research in learning. Applications curves, optimization, and area. Classroom applications, PR or CONC: MATH 529. Continuation of C&I 528. Teaching in model curricula. and learning function concept, operations on functions,.
C&I 530. Mathematics in the Elementary School. 3 Hours.
C&I 533. Corrective Techniques in Mathematics Education. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Materials and methods used in mathematics. diagnosis and remediation of learning difficulties in C&I 533. Corrective Techniques in Mathematics Education.
C&I 581. Independent Research in Curriculum Studies. 1-6 Hours.
Faculty-supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.
C&I 584. Student Teaching: Elementary-Early Childhood. 2-12 Hours.
PR: For elementary and early childhood undergraduates who meet eligibility requirements and other C&I 584. Student Teaching: Elementary-Early Childhood.
C&I 585. Student Teaching: Secondary Education. 2-12 Hours.
PR: Students enrolled in secondary education C&I 585. Student Teaching: Secondary Education.
C&I 587. Advanced Clinical Experience. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. level. Clinical experience in teaching-learning situations at any.
C&I 588. Professional Field Experience. 2 Hours.
C&I 591. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. scheduled courses.
C&I 592. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.
Directed Study, reading,.
C&I 593. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
A study of contemporary.
C&I 594. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for.
C&I 600. United States Education for International Students. 3 Hours.
PR: International students with graduate status and of education. Included: dominant U.S. values related to.
C&I 601. The Elementary-School Curriculum. 3 Hours.
C&I 602. Curriculum and Teaching Principles. 3 Hours.
teaching models. principles, development, and design of curriculum and.
C&I 603. Counselors & Classrooms. 3 Hours.
Bridging theory and effective learning environments for all students specifically during their classroom-based lessons. practice, this course helps P-12 school counselors create.
C&I 604. School Curriculum. 3 Hours.
PR: Teaching experience or on curriculum; principles of curriculum development; consent. Emphasizes socioeconomic and cultural influences techniques of experimentation and evaluation.
C&I 605. Twenty-First Century Teaching and Learning. 3 Hours.
C&I 606. Curriculum for Middle Childhood. 3 Hours.
cultural influences on the curriculum; the learner evaluation and implementation of middle.
C&I 608. Introduction to Alternative Learning Environments. 3 Hours.
This course will provide opportunities for in alternative learning environments in public education. C&I 608. Introduction to Alternative Learning Environments.
C&I 609. Experiences in Alternative Learning Environments. 6 Hours.
PR: C&I 608 and SCFD 620 and consent. This course helps teachers to learn and practice skills that are needed C&I 609. Experiences in Alternative Learning Environments.
C&I 612. Early Childhood Curriculum. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 410.
C&I 614. Early Childhood Instruction. 3 Hours.
goals for early childhood education Pre-K to 4th grade. PR: C&I 410 and C&I 411 or consent. Design of instruction for continuous improvement toward mastery of curriculum.
C&I 615. Issues in Holocaust Education. 3 Hours.
Course their implications for inclusion in curriculum. It examines examines important issues related to the Holocaust, and.
C&I 616. Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 410 and C&I 411 or consent. Development, C&I 616. Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation. grade. Includes a focus on family connections and support support systems for early childhood education Pre-K to 4th.
C&I 617. Language Arts in Early Childhood. 3 Hours.
writing, reading, speaking and listening with an emphasis on Designing instruction for an integrated development of.
C&I 618. Storytelling in Early Childhood. 3 Hours.
creating stories for children. Techniques, methods, and research effective in the art of storytelling will be development. examined and applied as they relate to total child This course will assist students in telling, reading, and.
C&I 623. Contemporary Issues in English Education. 3 Hours.
(1 hr. lec., 2 hr. sem.) PR: Graduate standing. Provides the student with a secondary-school English instruction.
C&I 624. Advanced Methods in English Education. 3 Hours.
lab., 1 hr. sem.). will lead to the development of instructional strategies and PR: C&I 602 and EDP 600 and Graduate standing. (For.
C&I 630. Problem Solving in Math. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 602 and student's conceptual understanding of mathematics. EDP 600. A capstone course designed to further develop.
C&I 631. Mathematics in the Elementary School. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Addresses current issues and trends in.
C&I 632. Research in Math Curriculum and Technology. 3 Hours.
This graduate level course is designed to focus on.
C&I 633. Mathematics in the Junior High School and Middle School. 3 Hours.
A methods course designed to teach selected school mathematics. C&I 633. Mathematics in the Junior High School and Middle teaching/learning methods, and evaluations from middle.
C&I 634. Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 Hours.
in teaching mathematics; preparation, selection and use of mathematics curriculum in the secondary school; practices.
C&I 635. Selecting, Designing, and Using Mathematical Tasks in K-6. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. This is the first of four learning, instructional moves that maintain cognitive cover a range of K-6 mathematics. demand of tasks, and strategies for adapting tasks to mathematics specialist endorsement program. Topics identifying influences of cognitive demand on student increase cognitive demand. Tasks examined will C&I 635. Selecting, Designing, and Using Mathematical include identifying the cognitive demand of tasks, mathematics pedagogy courses in the elementary.
C&I 636. Learning Trajectories in Elementary Mathematics. 2 Hours.
PR: C&I 635. This is the second of four mathematics pedagogy courses designed for students pursuing the use of learning trajectories in instruction. computation, and shape. Students will examine effective elementary mathematics specialist endorsement. This course.
C&I 637. Classroom Practices for Effective Learning Environments in Elementary Mathematics. 2 Hours.
PR: C&I 636. This is the third of four mathematics pedagogy courses specialist endorsement. Students will examine strategies for strategies identified in mathematics education research learning. C&I 637. Classroom Practices for Effective Learning.
C&I 638. Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Mathematics Instruction. 2 Hours.
PR: C&I 637. This is the skills, and practices developed in the prerequisite courses sequence. endorsement. This course provides opportunities for of the elementary mathematics specialist endorsement own mathematics instruction, drawing upon knowledge, fourth of four mathematics pedagogy courses designed for students pursuing the elementary mathematics specialist students to plan, implement, assess, and reflect upon their.
C&I 639. Science Research and Technology Ethics. 3 Hours.
and peer-review of case-solutions/reasoning teaching research ethics by way of on-line discussions,.
C&I 640. Science in the Elementary School. 3 Hours.
development of scientific attitudes appropriate at the or consent. Analysis of methods, curriculum patterns, and trends in elementary school science. Understanding and elementary-school level. PR: 20 hours of undergraduate credit in elementary education.
C&I 643. Brain-Based Teaching and Learning. 3 Hours.
from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, biology, and This course provides an integrative, interactive, and and applied exercises, students will draw on knowledge and applications of teaching and learning from a brain-based collaborative introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary education to explore the theoretical foundations, methods, field of brain-based teaching and learning. Through synchronous and asynchronous classroom discussions.
C&I 644. Science in the Secondary School. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 602 issues. and function of science in secondary schools supported by structure and practice of science curriculum and instruction and EDP 600 or appropriate professional experience. Nature.
C&I 645. Global Climate Change. 3 Hours.
A graduate-level related to global climate change and the implications for science, technology and society.
C&I 646. Science: Native American Views. 3 Hours.
This course applications in traditional Native American and Western health and healing, environment, and technological cultures. examines the science and non-scientific views in areas of.
C&I 647. Science and Mathematics Applications for Nutrition and Energy Content. 3 Hours.
This course is designed for teachers.
C&I 648. Science/Technology: Society Perspectives. 3 Hours.
on social and natural communities. Course provides students with an understanding of the characteristic relationships between science, technology, and society. Course examines impacts of these relationships.
C&I 649. History/Philosophy of Science. 3 Hours.
C&I 650. Social Studies in the Elementary School. 3 Hours.
unit procedures; materials including objects, models, and development. exhibits, and museum items, as well as textbooks, collateral consideration of objectives, content, methods, including PR: C&I 602 and EDP 600 or consent. Comprehensive reading, maps, and graphs; means of evaluating social growth.
C&I 654. Social Studies in the Secondary School. 3 Hours.
construction with emphasis on resource and teaching units. social studies in the secondary school; utilization of PR: C&I 602 and EDP 600 or consent. Nature and function of selection of content for teaching purposes; curriculum.
C&I 656. Challenges in Teaching History. 3 Hours.
This course studies teachers to address the challenge of teaching will provide an initial exposure for pre-service social controversial public issues of recent history.
C&I 657. Principles of Economic Education. 3 Hours.
(Sponsored jointly by College of Human Resources and Education and College of Business and Economics.) methods of integrating economics into the school program. emphasis on the economic structure of our society and Workshop for principals, teachers, and supervisors with.
C&I 660. Classroom Simulation Techniques. 3 Hours.
To provide experience in the use of learning games and activities and games to be used in a variety of learning environments. (Alternate years.).
C&I 661. Computers in the Content Areas. 3 Hours.
C&I 662. Hypermedia in Learning. 3 Hours.
Survey of theory, research, and application of hypermedia and the authoring language - Authorware.
C&I 663. Software Development. 3 Hours.
C&I 671. Assessing the Impact of Computer-Based Learning. 3 Hours.
Survey of the current findings in computer-based.
C&I 677. Children's Television: Problems and Potentials. 4 Hours.
PR: Consent. Provides parents and teachers with studies, school and community action programs, and home and school education programs are discussed and practiced. strategies for monitoring, evaluating, and directing television viewing habits of youth; pertinent research.
C&I 680. Technology Integration Through Capstone Experience. 3 Hours.
Capstone for elementary and secondary education Experience.
C&I 681. Independent Research in Curriculum and Instruction. 1-6 Hours.
C&I 685. Supervision of Student Teachers. 3 Hours.
education students in field experiences. Course focuses on.
C&I 686. Teaching Strategies for Middle Childhood. 3 Hours.
Surveys instructional strategies appropriate for.
C&I 687. Advanced Teaching Strategies. 3 Hours.
PR: Graduate teaching. Examines ways and means to describe, plan the use teaching. standing. Deals with methods as one critical variable in.
C&I 688. Classroom Organization and Management. 3 Hours.
research indicates lead to more effective teaching. Stresses reviews teacher behaviors and learning activities which organization and environment which influence learning;.
C&I 689. Cultural Diversity in the Classroom. 3 Hours.
backgrounds, foster understandings of the inter-active for educators to increase awareness of their own ethnic status, and develop appropriate teaching materials and effects of gender, race, ethnicity and socio-economic methods.
C&I 691. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly.
C&I 692. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.
Directed study, reading, and/or research.
C&I 693. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
A study of contemporary.
C&I 694. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for.
C&I 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.
Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course.
C&I 696. Graduate Seminar. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Each graduate student will present at least one seminar to the assembled.
C&I 697. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation. (Grading may be S/U.).
C&I 701. Curriculum Development. 3 Hours.
C&I 707. Theories, Models and Research of Teaching. 3 Hours.
PR: SCFD 620 or consent. The theories behind selected.
C&I 708. Contemporary Determinants of Curriculum. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 701 and SCFD 640 or consent. Contemporary C&I 708. Contemporary Determinants of Curriculum. II, S.
C&I 709. Curriculum Theories. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 708 or consent. Theories underlying curriculum from the past to the present and projected to the future.
C&I 710. Advanced Supervision. 3 Hours.
C&I 719. Behavior Modification in Early Childhood Education. 3 Hours.
Application of behavior modification principles to Pre-K to 4th grade.
C&I 738. Survey of Major Issues in Mathematics Education. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Individual and group research on.
C&I 757. Social Studies Curriculum Development, K-12. 3 Hours.
PR: C&I 601 or C&I 604 and C&I 650 or C&I 654.
C&I 786. Curriculum Evaluation. 3 Hours.
This course enables will be a historical review of evaluation and analysis of.
C&I 787. Professional Development for Teaching Effectiveness. 3 Hours.
PR: Advanced graduate standing or consent. Explores.
C&I 788. Higher Education Curriculum. 3 Hours.
Analysis and evaluation of post-secondary curriculum with emphasis policy, components and change; and principles and techniques.
C&I 789. Teaching in Higher Education. 3 Hours.
PR: Graduate evaluation in meeting the needs of adult learners. concepts and strategies for present/prospective faculty in higher education. Comprehensive consideration of objectives, planning criteria and methods, teaching strategies, and standing. A general methods course involving instructional.
C&I 790. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hours.
C&I 791. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
C&I 792. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.
Directed study, reading, and/or research.
C&I 793. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.
C&I 794. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for.
C&I 795. Independent Study. 1-9 Hours.
Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.
C&I 796. Graduate Seminar. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. the assembled faculty and graduate student body of his or her program.
C&I 797. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research.
C&I 798. Thesis or Dissertation. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. formal supervision during the writing of student reports This is an optional course for programs that wish to provide.
C&I 799. Graduate Colloquium. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. of duly enrolled students. Grading is S/U; colloquium credit programs. Registration for one credit of 699/799 graduate registration in the semester in which graduation occurs. cultural programs. Note: Graduate students who are not.
C&I 930. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.
Professional education courses are graded on a pass or fail grading scale.
C&I 931. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.
C&I 932. Profession Development. 1-6 Hours.
continuing education courses are graded on a pass/fail or enhancement in a professional field or content area (e.g. education, community health, geology). These tuition-waived a degree program. grading scale and do not apply as graduate credit toward.