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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

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The major in elementary education emphasizes focused study to strengthen and broaden the professional preparation of teachers for the elementary school. In addition to the basic requirements, course work will be determined on the basis of the individual student’s undergraduate preparation, experience, and professional goals.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.


Majors in elementary education can choose either the non-thesis or thesis option. In both options the requirement is a minimum of 33 semester hours, of which a minimum of 18 semester hours must be chosen from courses in the major. The major includes courses selected from LTLA and TLEE courses.

Non-Thesis Option

  • One graduate-level course in research approved by adviser (3)
  • One graduate-level course in foundations of education approved by adviser (3)
  • Additional elementary education courses approved by adviser (9- 18)
  • Electives (0-9)

One of the Following

Thesis Option

Same as the non-thesis option except that a minimum of 6 semester hours in TLEE 699, Master’s Thesis, must be taken in lieu of TLEE 560 and TLEE 586/TLEE 587.

Comprehensive Examination

Students in the non-thesis option fulfill the comprehensive examination requirement by successfully completing and formally presenting a project while enrolled in TLEE 586 or TLEE 587. Students in the thesis option fulfill this requirement in conjunction with the thesis defense.

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