2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jan 16, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education with a Concentration in Literacy (36 hours)


Admission Requirements for Masters in Elementary Education

Each applicant for admission, except the non-degree candidate, must file with The Hunter Center a complete dossier consisting of the following: 

  1. Submit completed application packet to The Hunter Center.

  2. A nonrefundable application fee must accompany the application.

  3. Submit supporting documents: Baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a regional accrediting agency and a valid SC Teaching Certificate.

  4. Provide two professional letters of recommendation from current or former supervisors.

  5. Present a score of 290 (combined score on verbal and quantitative sections) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or 343 on Miller Analogy Test (MAT).

  6. Provide proof of GPA of at least 2.75 for the last two years of undergraduate study, and/or a GPA of 3.0 of graduate study (if applicable).

  7. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions where undergraduate and/or graduate courses have been taken.    Official transcripts are those mailed from the school or college directly to The Hunter Center

  8. Submit a writing sample with provided topic located in application packet.

  9. Complete a disposition belief survey located in application packet.

Unit Benchmarks

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Benchmark 1: Entry to Master of Elementary Education Program 

  1. Complete the orientation with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies to review requirements for the Master of Education program and outline the program of study, course sequence of study, prerequisites, benchmarks, potential transfer credits, and obtain copy of program handbook.

  2. Meet unit Competent Criterion on Dispositions Programmatic Rubric.

 Benchmark 2: Completion of Term 1 - Initial Cohort Block

  1. Complete initial courses with a grade point average of 3.0. Transferred courses will not be included in the calculation of the grade point average.

  2. Candidates must be regularly accepted into the program by the end of Term 1.

 Benchmark 3: Progression through Terms 2, 3, 4, and 5 

  1. Earn an overall GPA of 3.0 on all other courses.

  2. Meet unit Emerging Master Criterion on Dispositions Programmatic Rubric. 

Benchmark 4: Completion of Program - Term 6 

  1. Complete the capstone course, EDUC 699, with a “B” or better.

  2. Complete all degree requirements for the university.

  3. Meet unit Master Criterion on Dispositions Programmatic Rubric.

Program Requirements