BS-Eled/MS-EDSA Accelerated Program

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP):

B.S., Elementary Education / M.S., Educational Specialist Areas

The accelerated degree program for students in the B.S., Elementary Education program will allow students to begin earning credits toward the M.S., Educational Specialist Areas program during their final semesters in the B.S., Elementary Education degree program.

Degree Requirements

  1. B.S., Elem Ed requirements
  2. Plan of Study below will begin during undergraduate program. AMP courses in either Early Childhood Education or English as a Second Language are taken online in 8 week sessions (2 per semester). 
  3.  Remaining MS, Educational Specialist Areas requirements can be completed after graduation. 
    Plan of Study Grid
    Sample - see Program Director for details
    EDU 565 Methods Of Teaching Language Arts In Elementary School 3
    EDU 566 Methods of Teaching of Elementary Reading 3
    EDU 567 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School 3
    EDU 583 Facilitating Student Responsibility 3
    Two 8-week online graduate courses of AMP (ECE or ESL- see choices below) 6
     Term Credits18
    EDU 568 Engaged in Math: Effective Methodologies for Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers 3
    EDU 569 Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary School 3
    EDU 525 Inclusion and Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom 3
    EDU 500 Literacy Assessment & Intervention 3
    Two 8-week online graduate courses AMP (ECE or ESL) 6
     Term Credits18
    EDU 591 Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 3-14
     Term Credits3-14
    Magis Core Ultimate Questions 3
    Electives 6
    EDU 584 Advanced Instructional Practices 3
     Term Credits12
     Total Credits51-62

    AMP Choices: Early Childhood Endorsement and Certificate, English as a Second Language Endorsement and Certificate, Teacher Leadership Certificate, Catholic Schools Leadership Certificate.