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.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
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.
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.
Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision-Making and Action
Cultivating Networks of Culturally Responsive Relationships among Families, Communities and Cultures
Educator Scholar Community I
Educator Scholar Community II
Educator Scholar Community III
Exploration of Education: Child/Adolescent Development and Foundations of Special Education
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.
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.
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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