2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Jul 18, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) - MS in Education

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This specialization, designed for elementary school teachers, focuses on effective teaching strategies educators can apply to create lessons and hands-on learning experiences that facilitate reading and math learning. The reading courses in this program reflect the current technology-oriented literacy landscape and provide techniques for maximizing literacy learning and achievement. The math courses, which provide strategies for helping students meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, emphasize ways to assess students’ math skills, address misconceptions, plan interventions, and engage students so they become strong mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the grades K-6 classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice into teaching and learning.
  2. Apply strategies to help students in grades K-6 diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.