Master of Education in Teaching and Learning in PreK-6 (Curriculum and Instruction)
The Teaching and Learning in PreK-6 major will prepare career changers, including emergency-certified teachers and those on alternative pathways to certification, to effectively teach children in early childhood and elementary classrooms. The program is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s degree but have not completed a comprehensive teacher preparation program.
Student Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of curriculum theories and instructional design to support planning and teaching.
- Apply pedagogical knowledge and skills to effectively teach core subjects, such as math and reading, to all learners, including non-native English speakers.
- Use the assessment cycle to plan, design, and implement appropriate learning activities based on effective instructional strategies.
- Utilize appropriate guidance and classroom management to support interactions between and among PreK-6 students, teachers, and families.
- Engage in research in early childhood and elementary classroom, using knowledge of theoretical frameworks, methodology, and data analysis.
- Identify, evaluate, and critique critical issues in education that impact professional philosophies and practices.
- Participate in the process of professional engagement including professional development and advocacy.
Teacher Path Courses
Are you interested in teaching PreK-6th grade?
The UCO Teacher Path program provides personalized resources to help you accomplish the next steps in your teaching career. This program serves as a guided pathway for those seeking an alternative pathway for early childhood and elementary certification. These classes are major classes in the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning in PreK-6 (Curriculum and Instruction).
- Public Early Childhood or Elementary School Teacher
- Private Early Childhood or Elementary School Teacher
- Instructional Coach
Community & Student Organizations
- Central Association for Responsive Educators (CARE)
- Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
- Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Oklahoma Education Association (OEA)