2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Elementary Education

Teachers College 305, 765-285-8560

The Department of Elementary Education offers a variety of graduate programs to help educators and other professionals concerned with the education of children from birth through elementary school achieve their educational goals. In addition, the department offers programs in reading that extend through adulthood. The faculty work closely with professionals in the field. Online courses are developed and taught by full-time faculty members, accommodating schedules of the busy professional. Special in-service programs are designed to meet staff development requests in addition to a carefully designed sequence of graduate classes. Within the graduate programs there is ample flexibility to meet student interests and needs. The master’s and doctoral programs have been designed to help professionals accomplish their personal career and professional goals. Some post-graduate licensing opportunities are also available.


The department offers a master of arts in education (MAE) in elementary education. A transition-to-teaching license is also available. Certificates in early childhood administration, enhanced teaching practice for elementary teachers, literacy instruction, and response to intervention are also offered. Other programs include doctor of education (EdD) in elementary education and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in elementary education.