Education Studies, Concentration in Elementary Education (K-6)

Master of Education

Program Requirements

Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Master of Education in Education Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education (K-6). This program does not lead to licensure.  Candidates must register for and complete MED 6102 E-folio as the initial course in the program. This course is a pre-requisite for all other education courses.

Parallel Curriculum

The purpose, curriculum and program design of the Master of Education in Education Studies, Elementary Education (K-6) are the same as for the Master of Education in Elementary Studies (K-6) with the exception of practicum and student teaching.  This degree does not contribute to eligibility for an initial teaching license or certificate.

Program Competencies

Program competencies for this degree are identical to those currently in effect for the M.Ed. in Elementary Studies (K-6), with the exception of those competencies associated with student teaching. Program competencies and attributes are derived from the College of Education and Liberal Arts Conceptual Framework, the CAEP 2018 K-6 Teacher Preparation Standards and the InTASC standards (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), and are described in detail at the following links:

Conceptual Framework

InTASC Standards

Course Prerequisites/Additional Course Requirements

Course prerequisites are listed in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog and on the Wilmington University website.

Required Courses (41 credits)

MED 6102 E-Folio

MED 6000 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers

MEE 7204 Teacher Leadership and Collaboration

MEE 7601 Education of Diverse Populations and Exceptional Children

MEE 7603 Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education

MEE 7604 Technology for Instruction

MEE 7607 Health and Physical Education

MEE 7631 Child Growth and Development

MEE 7632 Language and Literacy

MEE 7633 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Language Arts/Reading

MEE 7634 Integrated Methods for Teaching Elementary Social Studies

MEE 7636 Fine Arts & Literature for Children and Adolescents

MEE 7637 Integrated Methods for Teaching Elementary Mathematics

MEE 7638 Integrated Methods for Teaching Elementary Science

MEE 8805 Performance Assessment

Education Elective Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of elective courses are required in place of Practicum and Student Teaching as approved by the Program Chair or Graduate Advisor. Students should meet with the Program Chair for approval on selection of the 12 elective courses. 

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.