The Elementary Education graduate degree at the University of Oklahoma is designed to deepen and expand the content and pedagogical knowledge of teachers of grades 1-8. Graduates of this program often continue their work as classroom teachers in K-12 settings, serve as curriculum coordinators in their districts, work as resource teachers in their buildings, and work as faculty in institutions of higher education. These programs, while developed to build on the experience and knowledge of K-12 teachers, can be modified to accommodate and support adult learners seeking Oklahoma teacher certification in elementary education.
Core: 12 hours
Thesis: EDUC 5980
Non-Thesis: EDUC 6930 or EDUC 5972
Students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Master's Program take courses in:
The master's degree requires completion of 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework. Approximately 15 hours of coursework are taken as part of the course instructional requirement. The remaining credit hours will be completed in the specialty area. All students must successfully complete a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.
The thesis option requires a written paper and oral defense as fulfillment of the final evaluation. The project will require a written paper that will be a descriptive problem related to the individual's professional field. Projects willl be evaluated by the area faculty. Comprehensive examination questions will be determined and evaluated by area faculty.
Applicants for programs leading to the Master of Education degree in the Department of Instructional Leadership must present the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in any discipline as conferred by the University of Oklahoma or the equivalent, and meet all the prerequisites for graduate courses.