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M.Ed. in Elementary Education-Talent Development

Key requirements of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in elementary education-talent development:

  • 36 semester hours
  • Master's Capstone Project, completed through CI 5311

The course work for this program is not "set in stone."  Students work with their academic advisor in developing a plan for their courses.  Any substitutions must be approved by the academic advisor and Graduate College.  This non-thesis degree program typically is completed in two year, though it is possible to complete the program more quickly.

Typical M. Ed. Program Courses for Elementary Education – Talent Development (determined with the graduate advisor)
1. CI 5309 Talent Development
2. Choice of: CI 5310 Creativity, or CI 5381 Creativity, Interest, and World(s)
3. CI 5383 Mentoring Across the Life Span
4. Choice of: CI 5330 Multicultural Education, or BILG 5388 Politics of Language
5. Choice of: CI 5317 Alternative Elementary Teaching Strategies, EDTC 5310 Educational Technology, or EDCL 5339 Personal Vision of Leadership
6. Choice of: CI 5368 The Politics and Creativity of Being and Becoming, or CI 5359 Curriculum for Depth and Challenge
7. CI 5311 Practicum in Talent Development
8. CI 5390 Research Seminar
9.) Choice of: CI 5303 Teaching Math in the Elementary School, CI 5328 Elementary Social Studies; CI 5329 The Elementary School Science Curriculum; CI 5372 Philosophical Foundations of Education; CI 5373 Professional Development for Teachers: Models, Research, and Theory; RDG 5340 Connecting Reading and Writing in the Classroom; or SPED 5360 Survey of Exceptionality
10.) Course in the selected minor
11.) Course in the selected minor
12.) Course in the selected minor

For information about course formats and locations, see Course Formats.

Once admitted to the program, remember to contact your advisor before registering for courses each semester.