M.A. in Elementary Education

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  • Course description

    Being a teacher is one of the most fulfilling careers. The wisdom and values you pass on to a young child will be with them for the rest of their life. The impact you make today could help transform the world tomorrow.

    Are you ready to begin your new career as a teacher? With Lewis University's accelerated Master of Arts program in Elementary Education, you could earn your master's and your teaching certificate in a year and a half. 

    You will take courses such as:
    • Methods of Teaching Reading and Integrated Language Arts, K-9
    • Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multicultural Studies, K-9
    • Technology for Teaching and Learning
    • Curriculum and Instruction in Middle School

    You will also spend a year as an assistant teacher in a partnership school, working with a mentor teacher.

    Lewis' College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


    This is a field-based accelerated program leading to elementary certification and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates spend the entire school year in a partnership school working with a mentor teacher.

    See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.

    • Minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Meet all general education requirements
    • Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See
      Program Director for list of acceptable areas of
    • Substitute Certificate


    55-510 Foundations of Elementary Education (6)
    51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)

    Fall (entire semester)
    55-504 Technology For Teaching and Learning (2)
    55-571 Methods of Teaching Reading and Integrated Language Arts, K-9 (4)
    55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (3)
    55-500 Clinical Experience in the Classroom (2)

    Fall (1st eight weeks)
    55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (2)

    Fall (2nd eight weeks)
    55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)

    55-521 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3)
    55-530 Classroom Assessment and Intervention (3)
    55-581 Internship in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (10)

    55-576 First Year Teaching Experience (1)

    5X-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)

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