Master of Education
The Elementary Education major offers concentrations in K-6 and K-8 teacher certification, and prepares students for the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) elementary education teacher certification candidacy. The curriculum addresses both state and national standards and integrates theory and practice in a balance of coursework and field experiences.
The curriculum requirements for the K-6 certification are listed below. To be certified as an elementary teacher for grades K-8, candidates must complete a content concentration in a core subject area (mathematics, social studies, English language arts, or science), as defined by the most current NHDOE standards, and earn a passing grade on the middle school Praxis II exam for their chosen field.
Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the NHDOE. Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.
Certification-only Option: Students may pursue K-6 and K-8 certification only following the same curriculum requirements below.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Elementary Education courses will be offered.
|ED 5000 Social Behavior in a Diverse Society||3|
|EL 5100 Assessing Children’s Growth and Development||3|
|EL 5200 Curriculum Design for Social Studies, Health and Sciences||3|
|EL 5300 Differentiating Instruction, Assessment, and Environment||3|
|EL 5400 Inclusive Supports and Accommodations||3|
|EL 5500 Integrating STEM into Problem Based Learning||3|
|EL 5600 Teaching Children Mathematics||3|
|EL 5700 Elementary Literacy I||3|
|EL 5800 Elementary Literacy II||3|
|LL 5050 Mainstream Strategies for English Language Learners||3|
|IN 5970 Integrating the Arts||3|
|EN 5000 Teacher Action Research||3|
|IN 5400 Imagination, Innovation, and Creativity||3|
|EL 5960 Teaching Internship in Elementary Education*||6|
Total for MEd in Elementary Education, K–6 Certification – 45 credits
*Both passing PRAXIS II: Elementary Education/Multiple Subjects test scores and passing NH Foundations of Reading scores must be submitted to PSU prior to registration (see Office of Educator Preparation for required timeline).