DEPARTMENT OF
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Master of Education (MEd) (36 credit hours)

PURPOSE

The Elementary Masters of Education is designed to develop professional expertise leading to initial certification for grades one through six. The program is especially constructed for students without previous practical experiences in teaching. The course of study enables the student to acquire skills in human development and learning, instructional strategies, curriculum development, research and assessment, and how to collaborate and foster relationships with schools, communities, and families.

TIME INVESTMENT

Completion of the Master of Education (MEd) degree requires approximately two (2) years of full-time study. Required School of Education courses are available primarily during the afternoon and evening. Required field-based courses, however are offered during the day in order to provide the maximum amount of clinical experiences in schools and centers.

COURSE WORK

  Foundations 6 hours  
  Research and Statistics 6 hours  
  Area of Specialization (Required Courses) 24 hours  
  TOTAL 36 hours  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale
  • An accurate and complete graduate program application packet containing the following items:
    • An autobiographical sketch
    • A Statement of Interest (300 words minimum)
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • An official transcripts of all college/university courses completed
    • Passing Praxis I test scores (District of Columbia requirements)
  • Application deadlines: Fall Feb 15th; Spring, Nov. 1st; Summer, March 15th

PROGRAM MATRICULATION AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Action Research Paper
  • Passing the follwing examinations:
    • Expository Writing (1st semester)
    • Departmental Comprehensives - At least one semester prior to graduation
    • Praxis II - In accordance with (District of Columbia Scores requirement)
  • Academic Good Standing:

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program of study. A student who accumulates nine (9) or more semester hours of grades below B shall be suspended form the graduate program. This provision applies to each of the several degree programs, but is not cumulative from one degree to another.

 

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION

Contact: Elementary Education Program Coordinator  
  Department of Curriculum and Instruction  
  School of Education, Howard University  
  2441 Fourth Street, NW  
  Washington, DC 20059  
  (202) 806-7343  

 

FOUNDATIONS
   
  Psychological Foundations
    HUDE 201 Human Development (3)
         
  Sociological Foundations  
    EDUC 367 Diversity in Teacher Education or Multicultural Education (3)
 
RESEARCH SKILLS (6 semester hours required.)
         
    HUDE 205 Introduction to Statistics (3)
    EDUC 379 Research in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
         
         
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION (24 semester hours required.)
         
    EDUC 289 Introduction to Teacher Education (3)
    EDUC 282 Integrated Methods and Technology I: w/ Field Experience (Reading, Social Studies, Language Arts) (3)
    EDUC 283 Integrated Methods and Technology II: w/Field Experience (Math & Science) (3)
    EDUC 296/297 Internship and Classroom Management (6)
    EDUC 272 Language and Literacy (3)
    EDUC 224 Introduction to Assessment and Measurement in Teaching (3)
    EDUC 260 Introduction to Special Education (3)