MA in Elementary Education
The MA in Elementary Education: Classroom Teaching program is designed for teachers and administrators interested in the general study of current research and methodology used at the elementary level. Degree candidates and their advisors design a program of study that examines developments in the knowledge base for teaching reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in the elementary self-contained classroom.
To qualify for graduation, candidates for the Master of Arts in Elementary Education: Classroom Teaching degree must meet a residency requirement and demonstrate significant scholarly ability. This demonstration will typically involve the development and completion of a thesis or the completion of a comprehensive written examination at the end of the individual's coursework.
The residency requirement is fulfilled by taking at least 12 semester hours on the Mt. Pleasant campus or in a CMU off-campus course taught by a Teacher Education and Professional Development tenure or tenure-track faculty member.
The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit for the Plan A (thesis) option or a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit for the Plan B (capstone seminar) option.
Course descriptions can be found under the Graduate Bulletin.
At least one-half the credits earned toward the degree must be taken at the 600 and 700 levels. All credits must be completed in the seven-year period immediately preceding the granting of the degree.