Elementary Education - Masters
Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.
Master’s Degree Learning Objectives
KU’s Department of Curriculum & Teaching is committed to producing teachers who foster high academic achievement in all students, including learners with diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities. The Master’s degree in Elementary Education prepares master teachers, researchers, specialists, and leaders for all levels of elementary education.
Both program tracks (30/36 credit hours) offers students the option to choose from a variety of content emphasis areas:
- Mathematics and Science Education
- Reading (Literacy) Education
- TESOL Education
- Technology in the classroom
As a student enrolled in the 30 credit hour program (thesis/project), you will develop a portfolio demonstrating your personal perspectives and competencies related to national educational standards. For students enrolled in the 36 credit hour program (comprehensive exam), you will complete an examination demonstrating the same perspectives and competencies.
- Develop a thorough understanding of the relationship of content and content-specific pedagogy
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the content you intend to teach
- Provide multiple explanations and instructional strategies for all students to learn
- Apply the ability to critique research and theories related to pedagogy and learning
- Convey an in-depth knowledge of research-based instructional strategies and technologies