Elementary & Early Childhood
Graduate Degree Program
MSE in Elementary Education
The Master of Science in Education (Elementary Education) program offers courses relevant to educators in early childhood and elementary education. The MSE in Elementary Education is based upon the National Board Standards for the early and middle childhood education areas. The UCM graduate with an MSE in Elementary Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to students and their learning.
- Understand the subjects he/she teaches and how to teach those subjects to students.
- Be responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Think systematically about his/her practice and learn from experience.
- Demonstrate his/her commitment as a member of learning communities.
Required courses (20 hours)
Click on linked course numbers for a description with syllabus. Please note that courses are offered on a rotating basis; not all courses are offered each semester. Please see Schedule of Courses guaranteed to be offered through Spring of 2013 and work with your advisor to plan a course of study.
- ECEL 5170: Advanced Foundations of Childhood Education
- ECEL 5240: Leadership and Analysis of Teaching Children
- ECEL 5720: Childhood Curriculum and Assessment
- ECEL 5730: Exemplary Instructional Practices
- ECEL 5920: Childhood Research and Development
- ECEL 6800: MSE Internship for Childhood Educators
- ECEL 6810: Capstone for Childhood Educators
Electives (10 hours)
The student will work with his/her graduate advisor to determine a set of courses to complete the 10 hours of 5000 or 6000-level electives from an area such as Literacy, Special Education, or Child and Family Development.
Departmentally Approved Electives
Applying for the MSE Program
To be accepted into the Master of Science in Education degree program in the Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education, a student must:
- have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5;
- submit proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories and have graduated from an NCATE or regionally accredited university;
- submit a copy of his/her last summative teaching evaluation [e.g., a Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) evaluation or a Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation (PBTE)], or a letter from a school superintendent, principal, or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate school potential.
For further information on applying to the UCM Graduate School see http://www.ucmo.edu/graduate/
Apply online at https://www.ucmo.edu/graduate/admission/apply/index.cfm
For additional information, please contact Dr. Nicole Nickens, Graduate Coordinator, Lovinger 3300, 660-543-4235, email: firstname.lastname@example.org