Welcome to the Elementary Education Program at the University of Memphis. We are a
part of the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department in the College of Education,
Health and Human Sciences. Below is current information about our programs and the
degrees (licensure and graduate) we offer in Elementary Education.
The Elementary Education Program supports the overall mission of The University of
Memphis and The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences by preparing instructional
leaders who engage in effective practice and whose experience is relevant to diverse
local and global communities. A majority of the Elementary Education courses involve
clinical experiences, theory, and practice that directly relate to the components
of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences's Pillars of Practice Model.
This 6-strand model incorporates a) content, b) knowledge of learners, c) pedagogy,
d) assessment and reflective practice, e) classroom and individual management, and
f) personal and professional growth and development.