Online Master of Education in Elementary Education – Teacher Certification
Ready to begin your career as a well-prepared certified teacher? With a master’s in elementary education, you’ll gain a foundation in teaching and content knowledge from experts in the field at Arizona State University. Our program prepares aspiring educators like you for success in today’s rapidly evolving educational environment.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 17
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 40
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What is a master's in elementary education?
A master’s in elementary education is an academic program designed for aspiring educators who want to work with grades K–8. Plus, you’ll receive support from a top-ranked college of education to foster your growth as a teacher.
The Master of Education in elementary education – teacher certification program is for candidates who have a bachelor's degree in any field and want to teach grades K–8. Those employed as temporary or substitute teachers and non-education professionals looking to change careers may also benefit from this master’s in elementary education, which leads to formal teaching certification.
Aspiring educators in this program earn online teacher certification via two routes for added flexibility.
- Traditional certification: This route allows you to take courses online while conducting internships and residencies on-site in local schools.
- Alternative pathways certification: This route provides certification for individuals already working as a teacher of record on an Arizona Alternative Teaching Certificate (or equivalent in other states). If you’re interested in this route, you must secure a full-time teaching position before starting the program, allowing you to immediately put coursework into practice.
What skills will I learn in this master’s in elementary education?
In the master’s in elementary education – teacher certification program, you’ll gain extensive hands-on experience through professional placements and internships in varied school settings. Our curriculum connects theory and practice through quality instruction from university faculty who are actively engaged in the educational research community as well as school staff members.
Master’s degree courses in elementary education
This program’s curriculum combines core coursework with professional experiences in K–8 classroom settings, Educator Scholar Community courses and electives. Through this program, you’ll gain a foundation in teaching and become well versed in content knowledge. You’ll also complete a final applied research project in which you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate and identify an education challenge and design an intervention within your own classroom. Featured courses include:
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
Instructional Methods for Language and Literacy
What jobs can I get with a master’s in elementary education – teacher certification?
This master’s degree leading to teacher certification prepares students to start a career as a certified teacher in an elementary education setting. The successful completion of this program can lead to a variety of educational positions, such as:
Master’s in elementary education admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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 in the nation
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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