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M.S.Ed. Elementary Education Concentrations

Students may choose to add a concentration to their master's degree in an area of specialization. A concentration may also lead to an additional licensing area.

All programs require 36 credit hours. Students may choose to add a concentration in an area of specialization to their master’s degree—within the same 36 credit hours.


Educational Leadership

This concentration prepares you to take on leadership roles in your school, district, or other educational organization. The Educational Leadership concentration also includes the coursework necessary for completing a K-12 building-level administrator's license (principal's license). The M.S.Ed. degree with Educational Leadership concentration is a 36-credit-hour program.


ENL/ESL: Teaching English Language Learners

This concentration prepares educators to teach English to speakers of other languages. The ENL/ESL concentration includes the coursework necessary for a P-12 license addition in teaching English as a New Language. It also allows Indiana teachers to meet qualifications for serving as "EL teacher of record." The M.S.Ed. degree with ENL/ESL concentration is a 30-credit-hour program


Gifted and Talented

This concentration prepares educators to teach gifted and talented and high ability students. The Gifted and Talented concentration also includes the coursework necessary for a license addition in teaching High Ability/Gifted and Talented. The M.S.Ed. degree with Gifted and Talented concentration is a 30-credit-hour program.


Music

This concentration provides 30 hours of graduate-level coursework for in-depth knowledge of music educational content, as well an understanding of theories relating to pedagogy and learning. A significant portion of graduate coursework may be taken as applied study, ie. instrumental or vocal lessons.


Reading

This concentration prepares educators to expand their expertise in literacy and to serve as reading coaches. The concentration also includes the coursework necessary for a P-12 license addition in Reading. The M.S.Ed. degree with Reading concentration is a 30-credit-hour program.


Special Education

This concentration prepares educators to address the needs of students with mental, emotional, learning and other differences or disabilities. The concentration also includes the coursework necessary for a P-12 license addition Exceptional Needs, Mild Intervention. The M.S.Ed. degree with Special Education concentration is a 39-credit-hour program.


Technology

This concentration prepares educators to integrate technology into the classroom, with classes ranging from computer-based teaching methods to workshops in the use of multimedia in instructional design. The concentration also includes the coursework necessary for a P-12 license addition Computer Education. The M.S.Ed. degree with Technology concentration is a 36-credit-hour program.