Online Master of Education in Elementary Education

Develop the skills needed to become a quality educator who works with children in grades K–8 with this elementary education master’s degree. You’ll learn how to create equitable learning environments, use instructional methods for language and literacy, and conduct research and evaluations in education.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 14

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 32

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Why earn an elementary education degree?

Students everywhere need access to high-quality education. By earning this elementary education degree, you’ll be trained to work with elementary-age students in a variety of settings. Our elementary education curriculum encourages you to integrate educational design and decision-making in your lessons while promoting professional growth, leadership and scholarly knowledge.

You’ll also gain skills in communication, collaboration, advocacy, classroom management, learning design, data literacy, inclusive teaching practices and more. You’ll learn all of this from faculty, who are experts in the field, at one of the top-ranked colleges of education in the world.

Who is the ideal student for this elementary education master’s degree?

 

You’ll be a great fit for this elementary education master’s degree if you have a bachelor's degree in any field and you’re looking to work with students in grades K–8 but not seeking teacher certification. This program is ideal for someone currently working or looking to work in a school or other type of learning environment engaging with children.

In order to complete all coursework, you’ll need access to children in a professional or community setting throughout this program.

Will this master’s in education certify me to become an elementary school teacher?

 

This program will not fulfill the requirements needed for you to become a certified elementary education teacher. Students seeking an elementary education master’s degree that also leads to teacher certification should consider the MEd in elementary education – teacher certification program.

This program provides a flexible way for students enrolled in the teacher certification graduate certificate to earn a master’s degree. Current students of that program or graduates within three years can choose to continue their education by transferring credits from the certificate program into this master’s degree. 

Professional licensure and certification

At this time, we are currently investigating this program as it applies to licensure in other states. The professional licensure page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available. Please contact MLFTCCompliance@asu.edu for any questions or concerns regarding out-of-state licensure.

Elementary teacher master’s degree courses

You’ll take courses to prepare you to work with students in grades K–8 in a variety of settings. You’ll finish the program with an applied research project in which you’ll identify a challenge in a setting working with children and complete a literature review to design and implement an intervention.


Required

Applied Project


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Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision-Making and Action


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Cultivating Networks of Culturally Responsive Relationships among Families, Communities and Cultures


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Educator Scholar Community I


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Educator Scholar Community II


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Educator Scholar Community III


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Exploration of Education: Child/Adolescent Development and Foundations of Special Education


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Instructional Design, Planning and Assessment


What can I do with a master’s in elementary education?

This elementary education degree prepares students who want to work as non-certified educators with children in grades K–8. After completing this program, you'll be prepared to fulfill school-based educator roles. Graduates of this program could also pursue jobs in community settings, such as at the YMCA or Boys & Girls Clubs.

Educator in non-school settings

Instructional assistant

Teacher aid

Teacher assistant

Tutor

Youth development specialist

Youth director

Learn with faculty who are passionate about elementary education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Learn with faculty who are passionate about elementary education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements for the master’s in elementary education

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. View the graduate program’s application deadlines.

Please note: This program has an earlier application deadline than other online degrees offered by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Application requirements

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Join one of the best colleges of education

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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