Master of Education with a major in Elementary Education
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.
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.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges