Accelerated Emphasis

EDUCATION Major

Following full admission to the education program, undergraduate students may apply to participate in an Undergraduate-Graduate Accelerated track.  Students meeting the requirements may request to enroll in coursework at the graduate level that will directly apply to their undergraduate degree and teaching license.  Following graduation, students can request admission to the Master of Applied Leadership in Teaching and Learning graduate program and apply up to 9 previously earned graduate credits to this program of study.  Once accepted to the graduate program, students adhere to all graduate student expectations and pay full graduate tuition rates.

Requirements for participation include:

  1. Full admission to the Professional Program in Education
  2. Junior standing at the completion of semester 1 in the Professional Program in Education
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  4. Education Faculty recommendation
  5. A committee consisting of graduate faculty will review student applications for acceptance before enrollment at the graduate level may occur.

    Applications must be submitted by October 1 or March 1 for participation in the following semester.

Supporting Courses22
Environmental Education in K-12 Schools
Cultural Images in Materials for Children and Adolescents
Concepts, Issues, and Field Experience in Education
Instructional Technologies: Evaluation, Production and Application
Introduction to Educational Inquiry
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
Upper-Level Courses27
Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Music, Movement and Core Arts Pedagogy
Supporting Learning and Behavior in the Classroom
Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching
Literacy and Language Development in Young Children 1
Total Credits49