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Master of Education in Early Elementary Education

Major: ERED
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-tl


Program Information

This program is no longer admitting new students.  It has been replaced by the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership.

 

The M.Ed. in Early Elementary Education program involves certified teachers in expanding their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The program stresses the importance of teachers demonstrating current content and pedagogical knowledge; enhancing their commitment and capacity to teach diverse learners; studying and learning from their practice; and developing as a professional leader.

The M.Ed. in Early Elementary Education aims at helping practicing teachers learn more about how to help all students be successful through research-based, best instructional practices and how to enhance their professional skills as reflective teacher leaders.



Curriculum


Admission Requirements:  Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, two letters of recommendation, minimum combined score of 800 (verbal and quantitative) on the GRE, Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language, a copy of a Kentucky teaching certificate, and 2.75 cumulative grade point average, or 2.75 grade point average for the senior college years.

Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (6 hours) 
EDAP 606 Orientation and Readings (take in first semester of enrollment)3
ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics3
  
Advocacy (Professional Leader) (6 hours)6
  
Leadership: (Select one of the following) (3 hours) 
EDAP 607 Leadership and change 3
EDAP 625 Social and Ethical Dev. of Teaching3
EDAP 624 Curriculum Theory3
ELFH 603 Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment3
  
Diversity: (Select one of the following) (3 hours) 
EDAP 626 Affirming Diversity3
EDAP 642 Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences3
EDTP 503 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence3
  
Action (Problem Solver) (3 hours) 
EDAP 680 Capstone Course3
AREA OF EMPHASIS  (At least 12 credits) 
Elective: (3 hours) 
Minimum total Hours:30


Midpoint Requirement: M.Ed. candidates are required to submit a mid-program portfolio to a faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of course work. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's portfolio, which must be at the target or satisfactory level. If this mid-point portfolio requirement is not met a candidate will be prohibited from course registration beyond 15 credit hours.

Exit Requirements:  Portfolio or Master’s Thesis (EDAP 699)

Note
1.    Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
2.    Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts and approval of SIGS.
3.    A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
4.    All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
5.    To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".

The M.Ed. in Early Elementary Education program involves certified teachers in expanding their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The program stresses the importance of teachers demonstrating current content and pedagogical knowledge; enhancing their commitment and capacity to teach diverse learners; studying and learning from their practice; and developing as a professional leader.


The M.Ed. in Early Elementary Education aims at helping practicing teachers learn more about how to help all students be successful through research-based, best instructional practices and how to enhance their professional skills as reflective teacher leaders.

 



Departmental Faculty


E. Todd Brown

Associate Professor

Sherri Brown
Associate Professor

Director Early Childhood and Elementary Program

Betty Doyle

Instructor

Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Assistant Professor

Deborah Jinkins

Instructor

Karen Karp

Professor

Diane Kyle
Professor

Department Chair

Stefanie Livers

Instructor

Lori Norton-Meier

Associate Professor

Christine Sherretz

Assistant Professor

Ingrid Weiland

Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Early Elementary Education - MEd. (This program has been replaced by the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership; no new applications are being accepted to the M.Ed. in Early Elementary Education)

Sherri Brown
(502)852-0599
 

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