Bulletin

Elementary Education


College of Education
Dean: Henrietta Schwartz

Department of Elementary Education
BH 131
415-338-1562
Chair: Carol Langbort
Graduate Coordinators: Marshall, Peregoy

Faculty
Professor—Ellis-Mader, Gentile, Hamm, Langbort, Lewis, Marshall, Peregoy, Sellers

Associate Professor—Gonzalez-Edfelt, Hurtado, Meyer, Wambach

Assistant Professor—Bernard-Powers, Sly

Programs
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Early Childhood Education

M.A. in Education: Concentration in Elementary Education


Program Scope
The programs are designed to promote the professional growth and to increase the competency of elementary school teachers and early childhood educators. Courses include material that is of an immediate practical nature as well as theory and research.

Career Outlook
The Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Early Childhood provides early childhood educators with advanced knowledge of research, theory, and practice in early childhood education. This degree provides early childhood educators with the skills and knowledge for leadership positions in early childhood settings as well as in the field as a whole. Courses taken for this program also satisfy the requirements for the Children's Center Instructional and Supervisory Permits.

The Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Elementary Education provides elementary school teachers with advanced knowledge of research, theory, and practice in the field of elementary education in general as well as within particular subject matter disciplines. This degree provides advanced preparation and professional development for teaching in elementary school as well as for assuming such leadership roles as mentor teachers, curriculum leaders, and staff developers.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS

General Information
The following types of courses cannot be applied to either of the master's programs:

Graduate courses that fulfill the post-baccalaureate unit requirement for the professional clear credential may, upon advisement, fulfill master's degree requirements as well. Only upper division courses approved on advisement are acceptable for the master's degree.

Written English Proficiency Requirement
Level One: met by passing the Graduate Essay Test (GET). This test is administered by the university Testing Center at the beginning of each semester. Level Two: satisfied by demonstration of English competency on the final project in E ED 895 or the master's thesis in E ED 898.

Enrollment Requirement
Students are required to be enrolled in the university during the semester of anticipated graduation. If students have completed a semester of either E ED 895 (Field Study) or E ED 898 (Master's Thesis), they must enroll in EDUC 897, an Extended Education course.

Courses for these programs are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Elementary Education discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

For general information on graduate programs, see "Elementary Education Graduate Programs."

Admission to Program
Admission to the Master of Arts program in Early Childhood Education is based upon:

  1. Possession of an elementary or early childhood teaching credential or the completion of a minimum of 24 units in professional course work relevant to early childhood education and successful experience working with young children.
    or
  2. In the event the candidate has not met requirements in (1), above, s/he may meet with an Early Childhood Education adviser to evaluate his/her academic and professional background.
  3. Applicant must submit a written statement of purpose to the department graduate coordinator.
Program						Units
E ED 700	Seminar in Physical, Social, and 
		Emotional Development in Early 
		Childhood Education		 3
E ED 707	Seminar in Cognitive Development 
		in Early Childhood Education	 3
E ED 708	Seminar in Language Development
		in Early Childhood Education	 3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research	 3
E ED 801	Seminar in Development and 
		Administration of Early Childhood 
		Curricula			 3
E ED 898	Master's Thesis or
	E ED 895	Field Study		 3
Related field (on advisement only)		 9
	In Preschool Education, or
	In Kindergarten-Primary Education, or
	Distributed Field
Electives on advisement from outside the 
related field					 3
		Minimum total*			30
*Students may be required to complete up to an additional four (4) units if prior courses and/or experiences have not adequately met the comparable course requirements of E ED 803, Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education (2), and E ED 805, Seminar for Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education (2).

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

For general information on graduate programs, see "Elementary Education Graduate Programs."

Admission to Program
  1. The student must possess an elementary teaching credential or have completed a minimum of 24 semester units in professional course work directly relevant to elementary education.
  2. Applicant must submit a written statement of purpose to the department graduate coordinator.
Program
The M.A. in Education: Concentration in Elementary Education emphasizes five major strands that are initially developed on a generic level through E ED 760 and then addressed more specifically in a selected content area curriculum course. These interrelated strands are as follows:

Opportunities are provided for students to gain depth in an area of interest within Elementary Education.

The balance of the student's program focuses on a selected area of interest through enrollment in elective course work on advisement. All M.A. Graduate Approved Programs must initially have the approval of the department M.A. graduate committee. Not more than six (6) units taken before admission to the M.A. program are permitted to be included on the Graduate Approved Program.

						Units
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research	 3
E ED 760	Seminar on Social Issues and 
		Curriculum Development		 3
One or more of the following:			 3
	E ED 761, E ED 763, E ED 764, E ED 765, 
	E ED 767
E ED 898	Master's Thesis or
	E ED 895	Field Study		 3
Related or distributed field (at least six 
units must be in elementary education). All 
units must be selected upon approval of 
graduate major adviser				18
		Minimum total			30

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