Master of Education with a major in Elementary Education

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $312.00
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Program Description

The Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree program in Elementary Education is designed to prepare teachers who will be academically grounded instructional leaders. Program coursework and field experiences promote research-based practices that ensure that all students can and do learn. Graduates' theoretical and pedagogical knowledge will be deepened as they apply innovative, effective research-based practices in Elementary Education. Program faculty are dedicated to the ideals of social justice and endeavor to equip graduates with the ability work within the existing systems or to change existing systems to bring about equitable environments for all learners. As a student in this Master's degree program, you'll learn strategies to help all students succeed by focusing on topics such as:

Knowledge and understanding of the classroom learner

Advanced methodologies for content area instruction

Curriculum theory and development

Social and/or philosophical foundations of education

Research in Elementary Education

6 - 8 Semesters for completion (including Summer Semesters). Time for completion of this degree may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

This degree does not lead to initial certification in Elementary Education.

Admissions Information

"Guidelines for Admittance

All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required. Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process. International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students. Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines Admission to the program requires a Level 5, clear and renewable professional certificate in Elementary Education based on a Master's degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education. Any other Master's degree with a Level 5 certification must meet the Content Specialization requirements in the Elementary Education Master's degree program in order to be admitted into the Ed.S. program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework is required for admission to the program."