What you need to do to graduate
M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education
The program of studies for M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education candidates requires minimally 35-36 semester hours of course work consisting of departmental/college basic education courses, an area of emphasis (i.e., early childhood, elementary curriculum, middle level curriculum or reading), and a research component (i.e., action research or thesis).
Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction
Educators who wish to advance their knowledge and performance in teaching reading may choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction. This certificate is available to certified teachers (i.e., preschool to grade 12) who can provide documentation of prior coursework in reading methods and requires 18 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses.
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Post-baccalaureate students seeking a teaching certificate through any of EIU's state approved certification programs must meet the full intent of the respective programs. All previous course work, either graduate or undergraduate, will be evaluated in terms of current requirements. This will include general education, a major, and the professional education requirements. To initiate the transcript evaluation process, contact Bonnie Wilson in the College of Education and Professional Studies.