M.Ed - Initial Elementary K-8 Licensure

Undergraduate Preparation Requirements

Core content coursework is required for all individuals seeking initial elementary teaching licensure through the University of Montana educator preparation programs. Content coursework includes a minimum of 3 credits of college-level composition, 9 credits of math directly related to elementary education, 9 credits of science, and 9 credits of social studies. Those in the M.Ed. program must document completion of the following content through their undergraduate coursework. For any content not previously completed, coursework must be completed as part of the M.Ed. program of study.

If your undergraduate preparation does not meet some of the above content requirements, you do not have to complete these prior to admission. However, these program requirements must be met prior to the Level 3 methods courses and C&I 590 supervised teaching internship.

Option: Curricular Studies M.Ed. with initial K-8 elementary licensure

Core:

Course #

Title 

Credits

C&I 501 Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation  3
C&I 520 Educational Research  3
C&I 50x Foundations of Education, x= 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 3
C&I 514 Education Across Cultures  3
C&I 515 Computers and Other Tech. Applications in Ed.  3
C&I 518 Inclusion and Collaboration  3
C&I 596 Professional Project 1


Directed Courses (Not including prerequisite content area courses):

Course Number

Title

Credits

MUSE 397 Methods: K-8 Music 2
ARTZ 302A Elementary School Art 2
THTR 239A Creative Theatre/Dance K-8 2
HEE 233 Health Issues Children and Adolescents 3
HEE 302 Instructional Strategies in Elementary Physical Education 3
EDU 331 Literature and Literacy for Children 3
EDU 407E Ethics and Policy Issues 3

EDU 395
EDU 222
EDU 338
EDU 397
EDU 397

Clinical Experience: Level 1
Educational Psych and Child Development (or C&I 510 Adv. Ed Psych)
Academic Interventions
Methods: Tchg and Assessing PK-4 Early Numeracy
Methods: Tchg and Assessing PK-3 Early Literacy

1
3
3
3
3

EDU 395
EDU 397

Clinical Experience: Level 2
Methods: Tchg and Assessing PK-8 Language Arts

1
3

EDU 450
EDU 340
EDU 497
EDU 497
EDU 497
EDU 497

Clinical Experience: Level 3
Classroom Management
Methods: 5-8 Mathematics
Methods: K-8 Social Studies
Methods: K-8 Science
Methods: 4-8 Reading

1
3
3
3
3
3

C&I 590
C&I 594

Supervised Teaching Internship (3 credits count toward M.Ed.)
Professional Portfolio

8
1

Graduate Course Rotation

Click here to download K-8 Elementary Licensure Planning form

Course Descriptions

Please see the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Course Catalog.