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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).

Master of Science in Elementary Education Study Plan (pdf)

Graduate Certificate in ESL Instruction

The Certificate in ESL Instruction is designed for educators who hold a valid teaching license, have previous coursework/experience in reading and language arts methods and want to develop their professional knowledge and skills in regard to teaching English as a second language to students (i.e., Pre- School to Grade 12).

Certificate in ESL Instruction Study Plan (pdf)

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.

Certificate in Reading Instruction Study Plan (pdf)

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.

Bonnie Wilson
Email: bkwilson@eiu.edu 
Phone: 217-581-2524