M.A. Teaching (K-8) Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundations of Teaching Practice Integration4
Instructional Planning and Presentation1
Applications in Instructional Planning and Presentation in Elementary Education1
Elementary Reading and Literacy Methods1
Application of Elementary Reading and Literacy Methods1
Language Arts Instruction and Intervention1
Application of Language Arts Instruction and Intervention1
Elementary Mathematics Methods1
Application of Elementary Mathematics Methods1
Elementary Science Methods1
Application of Elementary Science Methods1
Elementary Social Studies Methods1
Application of Elementary Social Studies Methods1
Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods1
Application of Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods1
Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods1
Application of Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods1
Pre-Clinical Experiences in Elementary Education2
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education12
Teacher Work Sample1
Professional Portfolio in Elementary Education1
Cohort Seminar in Elementary Education1
Foundations of Research2
Literature Reviews for Educational Research2