Course of Study

M.Ed. Program Sequence

Most students in the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program are employed full-time as teachers who take one or two courses during fall and spring semesters plus courses during the summer. This schedule allows practicing teachers to complete program requirements in approximately 1.5 to 2 years. Others may be employed part-time or enrolled in graduate school full-time and, thus, are able to earn their Master’s degree more quickly. During the final semester, the student will complete a capstone project and defense.

Semester

Typical Student Schedule

Fall

  • EDN 524 - Action Research for Elementary Educators - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 543 - Advanced Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 595 - Special Topics in Education (varied) - Credits: 3

Spring

  • EDN 548 - Advanced Teaching of Language and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 514 - Arts Integration Across the Curriculum - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 595 - Special Topics in Education (varied) - Credits: 3

Summer I

  • EDN 508 - Advanced Diverse Learners - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 544 - Advanced Teaching of Science in the Elementary Classroom - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 595 - Special Topics in Education (varied) - Credits: 3

Summer II

  • EDN 542 - Advanced Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom - Credits: 3; and/or

  • EDN 595 - Special Topics in Education (varied) - Credits: 3

Final Semester

(Last semester taking courses)

  • Capstone Project and Defense

For more information, contact:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Christine Liao
liaoc@uncw.edu
910.962.3556