Mar 20, 2018  
Graduate Bulletin 2009-2010 
Graduate Bulletin 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (M.S.Ed.)

Indiana University
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

School of Education
Barry Kanpol, Dean
Joe D. Nichols, Graduate Program Director
260-481-4146 ~ ~ Neff Hall 250

To earn the master’s degree with a major in elementary education, you must satisfactorily complete the following program:

Introduction to M.S.Ed. Program: (6 credits — first two courses)

  • EDUA F500 - Seminar: Learning, Teaching, Leading Credits: 3
  • EDUC M501 - Field Experience: Service Credits: 0

Two Portfolio Checkpoints:

  1. After 18 hours of credit in M.S.Ed. program,* and
  2. After 33 hours of credit in M.S.Ed. program*

Foundations Block: (12 credits)

Elementary Core: (15 credits)

Electives: (6 credits — part of Elementary Core)

Choose from courses above, workshops, or content courses, or 1-credit Critical Analysis and Reading Core seminars on topics of interest (maximum one 1-credit course per semester).


Capstone to M.S.Ed. Program: (3 credits — last course)

  • Exit Checkpoint: Presentation of Research Paper or Project


  1. It is strongly recommended that students take EDUA F500 and EDUC P503 as the first courses in their program. The last course will be EDUC E595.
  2. Students may, however, take up to 6 credit hours before entering the program, at which point they would take EDUA F500 and EDUC P503.
  3. *Students will meet with a faculty committee for each of the two portfolio checkpoints in the semester following completion of 18 hours of credit and again in the semester following 33 hours of credit.
  4. **Students may only apply 6 hours of workshop credit toward completion of the M.S.Ed. Also, at least 21 of the 36 total credits toward the M.S.Ed. must be completed at IPFW.

Total (36 Credits)