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14 MA Programs in Elementary Education

A master’s degree is the culmination of a graduate program and qualifies recent graduates to distinguish themselves as an expert in their chosen field. It can also give them the stepping stones they need to pursue their doctorate’s degree. What is an MA in Elementary Education? It’s a graduate degree that gives students the tools and education they need to enter the workforce in… Read more

A master’s degree is the culmination of a graduate program and qualifies recent graduates to distinguish themselves as an expert in their chosen field. It can also give them the stepping stones they need to pursue their doctorate’s degree.

What is an MA in Elementary Education? It’s a graduate degree that gives students the tools and education they need to enter the workforce in the field of education or improves on a teacher’s existing bachelor’s degree in teaching. Students with this degree should have a thorough understanding of pedagogy and how to be an effective educator. Required coursework in an elementary education program may include mathematics content, effective teaching practices, research, foundations of teaching, instructional planning and presentation, and elementary education methods.

An elementary education degree should prepare graduates for the workforce. Students should also expect to improve their communication, planning, organizational and leadership skills, which can make them an ideal candidate for a teaching position.

When researching schools, students should also explore program costs. They should also know if they can commit to a full or part-time schedule, as that can affect their tuition.  

Graduates with an elementary education degree should be able to find work as a teacher in K-12 classrooms in public or private schools. They may also be able to find work as trainers, curriculum coordinators, or preschool teachers. There are also corporations looking for trainers and planners for those with teaching degrees and experience if a traditional classroom isn’t the right career fit. With time on the job and additional coursework, elementary education graduates should see a significant increase in their earning potential, particularly if they take on additional classroom responsibilities or wish to work as an administrator.

Interested students can find degree programs at schools worldwide. Online programs are great options for those who work full time or cannot commit to a traditional college schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Elementary STEM Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program at Tufts University prepares future educators for the deeply intellectual and humanizing work of teaching.

The Elementary STEM Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program at Tufts University prepares future educators for the deeply intellectual and humanizing work of teaching. -
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English
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Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

Transition into a middle school teacher by learning the fundamental teaching, management and research skills necessary to excel in your career.

Transition into a middle school teacher by learning the fundamental teaching, management and research skills necessary to excel in your career. -
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Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Sarasota, USA

Do you like to work collaboratively with others? Are you someone who loves children and are committed to their success? Do you feel inspired to guide and mentor young minds? I ... +

Do you like to work collaboratively with others? Are you someone who loves children and are committed to their success? Do you feel inspired to guide and mentor young minds? If so, a career in elementary education may be the right career path for you! -
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USC Rossier School of Education
USA Online, USA

Earn your MAT online from the top-ranked USC Rossier School of Education in as few as 12 months. This program offers Multiple-Subject (Elementary) and Single-Subject (Secondar ... +

Earn your MAT online from the top-ranked USC Rossier School of Education in as few as 12 months. This program offers Multiple-Subject (Elementary) and Single-Subject (Secondary) concentrations. Students may also pursue a CA Education Specialist Credential or CA Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. Prepare to become a teacher who meets the unique needs of students in today's classrooms. -
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Part-time
12 months
English
Online
 
University of Central Florida College of Community Innovation and Education
Orlando, USA

The Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is state-approved and provides initial teacher certification (Grades K-6) for individuals who have an undergraduate degree i ... +

The Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is state-approved and provides initial teacher certification (Grades K-6) for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than Elementary Education and who wish to become certified to teach in this field. This program is committed to preparing highly qualified Elementary Education teachers with knowledge and skills aligned with research-based best practices. Additionally, graduates from this program will have state-approved ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement upon graduation. The Master of Arts in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program that is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements. -
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Maranatha Baptist University
Watertown, USA

Whether you’re seeking licensure as an experienced teacher or you’re changing careers to begin influencing student’s lives, MBU’s Master of Arts in Teaching is for you. The bi ... +

Whether you’re seeking licensure as an experienced teacher or you’re changing careers to begin influencing student’s lives, MBU’s Master of Arts in Teaching is for you. The biblical emphasis of Maranatha’s teacher education programs equips you to teach effectively, put your faith into action, and pass your knowledge of God to others. Dream your dreams, define your pathway, plan your schedule—and start working toward your first day as a licensed elementary classroom teacher. -
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English
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McNeese State University Burton
Lake Charles, USA

The Elementary Education Grades 1-5, MAT program leads to initial teacher certification and is only offered 100% online. All teacher education preparation requirements must be ... +

The Elementary Education Grades 1-5, MAT program leads to initial teacher certification and is only offered 100% online. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree. -
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Kansas State University
Manhattan, USA

Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to earn a teaching degree, this 12-month accelerated MAT prepares you for K-6 teacher certi ... +

Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to earn a teaching degree, this 12-month accelerated MAT prepares you for K-6 teacher certification. -
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Acacia University
Tempe, USA

The Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is a 36-credit K-8 program that offers a rich combination of online learning, classroom practice, learning community sharing ... +

The Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is a 36-credit K-8 program that offers a rich combination of online learning, classroom practice, learning community sharing, research and analysis, and assessment to produce teachers that are capable of making a difference in student learning and achievement. Online examples in each lesson are provided to help primary, intermediate, and junior high school teachers in any subject or lesson. The program is entirely customized through the examples, strategies, and assignments for any elementary teacher to gain and sharpen instructional skills. -
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Wingate University
Wingate, USA

The Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education (M.A.Ed.) is designed for students who hold a current teaching license or who have completed an Education program and a ... +

The Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education (M.A.Ed.) is designed for students who hold a current teaching license or who have completed an Education program and are eligible for initial licensure. Program graduates are eligible for advanced licensure (“M”) in Elementary Education K-6. -
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English
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Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in English. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. -
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12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
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Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in Science. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
Online