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Master of Arts and 
Certification Program

Model Schedules: Master's and Teacher Certification in Elementary Education

Content Courses Required for Elementary  Certification


Fall Admit

This schedule applies only to students starting in the fall of 2018.
 FALL SPRING SUMMER **
C&I 602. Principles of Teaching & Learning EDUC 460. Foundations of Language and Literacy

SPED 500. Legal/Educational Foundations* 

EDP 600. Educational
Psychology*
C&I 231. Math for Elementary Teachers 2
SPED 601. Academic Interventions*

C&I 230. Math for Elementary
Teachers 1
C&I 414. Creative Expression*
C&I 689. Cultural Diversity*

Content Course

RDNG 640. Instructing Students with Reading Difficulties   
Content Course
50 HR Field Placement 50 HR Field Placement Content Course
 FALL *** SPRING STUDENT TEACHING
C&I 640. Science in the
Elementary School
C&I 588. Advanced Field Experience


C&I 631. Mathematics in the Elementary School
C&I 584. Advanced Clinical Experience

C&I 650. Social Studies in the Elementary School C&I 680. Technology Integration Seminar
EDUC 461. Promoting Literacy Connections

50 HR Field Placement


* Indicates online courses

** Take Praxis Content Exam Elementary Education Multiple Subject 5001 (Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Reading) and Teaching Reading Elementary Education (5203) and apply for student teaching. 

*** Apply for graduation.

WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) eligible provider.

The Elementary Education specialty licensure area offered at our EPP has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.  

The Elementary Education specialty licensure area is state approved and is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). 

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