Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure
Offered By: College of Education
Refine Your Teaching Skills for First Through Eighth Grade Classrooms
Enhance and refresh your knowledge in leading in the elementary and middle school classroom with the regionally accredited Master of Education in Elementary Education. This elementary education program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, is designed for licensed teaching professionals to help them refine instructional methods and expand their understanding of advanced content. The rigorous curriculum works to develop you into an informed educator ready to meet the diverse demands of both traditional and nontraditional school settings. In the MEd in elementary education program, you review prescribed lesson strategies and assess classroom and individual plans to improve student outcomes. Through advanced research, you propose solutions to current issues in education, such as student literacy and teaching English language learners. Observational practicums integrated into your program enhance your ability to teach, lead and succeed in culturally and intellectually diverse first through eighth-grade schoolrooms.
Learn the Foundation of Elementary Education
The MEd in elementary education degree intertwines evidence-based theory with advanced teaching methods to improve learning. Evaluate instructional strategies for multiple content areas, including English as a second language (ESL), health, social studies, math and science, and complete observational and practice-based experiences to develop a heightened understanding of a comprehensive education.
What You Will Learn
Learn to Use Collaboration to Increase Student Learning
Throughout this elementary education degree program, you review the following topics:
- The construction, analysis, and interpretation of psychological tests to measure learning outcome.
- Using collaboration to increase instructional effectiveness and student learning.
- The nature, origins, and history of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
- Human learning and cognition.
- Humanistic, transpersonal and existential psychology in relation to motivation, needs, love, and existence.
- Theories of inquiry and appropriate tests and measures.
Forge a New Career Path in Education
As a graduate of this MEd in elementary education degree program, you have the skills to pursue teaching positions within public, private and alternative educational settings. Potential career titles include elementary education teacher, child development specialist or child advocate.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere.
GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions.
Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience.
In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom.
Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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