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Rank 1 Program in Elementary Education

Major: ERED
Degree Awarded: NON
Unit: GE
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Program Information

Program Admission Procedure

  • Hold Certification in P-5 and a Masters degree or Rank II equivalency
  • Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies


Rank I Program in Elementary Education Advanced Program 

Inquiry (Select one of the following)  3 credit hours) 3
EDAP 639 Education Research in P-12 Setting  
ELFH 601  Applied Statistics (or research course approved by advisor)  
Leadership: (select one of the following) (3 credit hours) 3
EDAP 624  Curriculum Theory  
EDAP 637  Using Assessment to Improve Student Achievement  
EDAP 677  Teacher Leadership:  Coaching and Mentoring  
ELFH 636  Shaping School Culture (or other leadership course in consultation with advisor)  
Diversity:   (select one of the following) (3 credit hours) 3
EDTP 503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence  
EDAP 521  Teaching English Learners  
EDAP 638  Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners  
EDAP 642  Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences (or other diversity course in consultation with advisor)  
AREA OF EMPHASIS (12-18 credit hours) 12-18
Elective (0-6 credit hours)  0-6
Action (Problem Solver) (3 credit hours)  3
EDAP 607  Teacher Leadership in Practice (or capstone course equivalency approved by advisor*)  
Minimum total credit hours: 30

Midpoint Requirement:  M.Ed. candidates are required to submit a mid-program performance assessment to their faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework.  The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's performance assessment, which must be at the target or satisfactory level. The performance assessment must address content, classroom environment, teaching, assessing, and reflection, and an artifact such as a video, to document professional learning.

Exit Requirements:  Hallmark Assessment Task for EDAP 607 or equivalent project that demonstrates proficiency in the advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.

*Course project must address all of the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.


1.  Minimum of 15 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.

2.  Up to 15 credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred to the Rank I program as long as the student will have completed 60 credit hours of approved graduate credit including a Masters degree at the end of the Rank I program.  Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor and final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.

3.  In the Rank I program, at least 15 credit hours of new graduate coursework must be taken at the University of Louisville.

4.  To complete the program, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  No course credits equivalent to a GPA 2.0 will be accepted.

Departmental Faculty

Sherri Brown
Associate Professor

Assistant Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department (ECEE)

Tammi Davis


Betty Doyle


John Finch

Interim Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department (ECEE)

Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Assistant Professor

Pam Jett


Tasha Laman

Associate Professor

Lori Norton-Meier

Associate Professor

Kathy Whitmore

Endowed Chair

Contact Information

Elementary Education

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department

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