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17 Masters Programs in Elementary Education

Master’s degree programs are for students that have already completed a bachelor’s degree. Additional studies continue to develop concepts and delve further into theories and advanced techniques. Most will require two years of full-time attendance to finish, and students generally must complete a formal project that demonstrates mastery of the subject material. What is a Master in Elem… Read more

Master’s degree programs are for students that have already completed a bachelor’s degree. Additional studies continue to develop concepts and delve further into theories and advanced techniques. Most will require two years of full-time attendance to finish, and students generally must complete a formal project that demonstrates mastery of the subject material.

What is a Master in Elementary Education? These degree programs generally focus specifically on the needs of educators in the primary school system. They are intended for liberal arts college majors that have a desire to nurture the next generation of students. Topics of study often include instructional techniques, methods for managing a classroom, and common educational models. Students can learn to communicate effectively with school-age children and their students’ parents.

After finishing one of these programs, graduates can design a course of study that maximizes a student’s learning achievements. They should also have enough understanding of learning psychology to spot issues with a child’s development. Programs typically reinforce public speaking and communication techniques.

Costs for these programs vary wildly. For the best value, students should consider both traditional and online universities. The admissions departments of these institutions can provide more specific cost details.

Most graduates enter the education field as teachers, but even within this targeted career outcome, there is plenty of variation. Educators are needed in nearly every community, and graduates may have options of where they can work and live. There is also the possibility to specialize in specific subjects such as art, history, or math. Some students further refine their expertise with more academic training and transition to work as counselors, administrators, and school psychologists.

There are many different educational organizations for you to thoroughly research before deciding on a specific degree plan. If you have scheduling and logistical restraints, online programs are a great option. 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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Medaille College
Buffalo , USA

The MSED Elementary Education (grades 1-6) program provides a 42-credit course of study consisting of methodologies, educational philosophy, literacy, and research.

The MSED Elementary Education (grades 1-6) program provides a 42-credit course of study consisting of methodologies, educational philosophy, literacy, and research. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of West Florida Online
Pensacola , USA

In the University of West Florida's Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. program, students prepare for instruction or leadership roles at the elementary level. Accredited by the ... +

In the University of West Florida's Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. program, students prepare for instruction or leadership roles at the elementary level. Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Elementary Education Comprehensive can be completed in just 24 months. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
11 Jan 2021
Online
 
Edith Cowan University
Mount Lawley , Australia +1 More

Provides a nationally accredited initial teacher education qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other ... +

Provides a nationally accredited initial teacher education qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education. The Master of Teaching (Primary) is designed to produce future teachers ready to enter the Primary education profession. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

Elementary STEM graduates receive a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and endorsement for Initial license for grades 1-6. For admission, candidates must show strength in ... +

Elementary STEM graduates receive a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and endorsement for Initial license for grades 1-6. For admission, candidates must show strength in science, mathematics, or engineering demonstrated through coursework, projects, research activities, and/or willingness and interest. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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! -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of the People
Pasadena , USA

The Master of Education is a graduate-level program designed to train students for dynamic careers in education, childcare, and community leadership. The M.Ed. program will pr ... +

The Master of Education is a graduate-level program designed to train students for dynamic careers in education, childcare, and community leadership. The M.Ed. program will produce a new generation of globally-minded educators with an in-depth knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment to support student-directed inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, intercultural competence, and critical thinking. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
17 - 60 months
English
Online
 
Hibernia College
Dublin , Ireland

The Master in Primary Education - Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary school ... +

The Master in Primary Education - Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary school teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified teacher and it is not a requirement to have prior teaching experience to be eligible to apply for this course. -
Master
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
International Montessori Institute
Barcelona , Spain

International Montessori Institute (IMI) provides the principles and the pedagogical practice of Montessori education and the current scientific evidence, to contribute with c ... +

International Montessori Institute (IMI) provides the principles and the pedagogical practice of Montessori education and the current scientific evidence, to contribute with concrete proposals to improve the quality of the education. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the MA degree in Montessori Education and the certifications of Montessori Teacher/Guide from 6 to 12 years, which have international recognition, valid in any country. This program is taught completely in Spanish -
Master
Part-time
2 years
Spanish, English, Chinese
02 Nov 2020
18 Oct 2020
Online
 
University Of Bergamo
Bergamo , Italy

The course of Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education) lasts five years, at the end of which students would be enabled to the profession of teachers for k ... +

The course of Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education) lasts five years, at the end of which students would be enabled to the profession of teachers for kindergartens and primary. This means that they would not be required to follow any other enabling course to enter the national examination. -
Master
Full-time
5 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx , USA

The M.S. in Adolescent Education and Special Education (Dual Certification, Grades 7-12) program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is designed for career changers or recen ... +

The M.S. in Adolescent Education and Special Education (Dual Certification, Grades 7-12) program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is designed for career changers or recent college graduates who wish to receive a New York State teaching license. -
MSc
Full-time
14 months
English
Campus
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono , USA

The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middl ... +

The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing student performance with respect to state and federal standards by focusing on the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore , USA

The Montessori elementary training course offered by the Washington Montessori Institute is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale. This course of study intro ... +

The Montessori elementary training course offered by the Washington Montessori Institute is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale. This course of study introduces you to the elementary child and her unique characteristics. We explore manipulative materials, lessons, and techniques that respond to these characteristics and equip students to teach children of this age in a Montessori school. Students learn how to be a storyteller and ignite interest and excitement in the children. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery , USA

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, sk ... +

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Faulkner University - Online Programs
USA Online , USA

A Master of Education in Elementary Education Class A Certification is the perfect way for current teachers to enhance their skills and marketability or redirect their special ... +

A Master of Education in Elementary Education Class A Certification is the perfect way for current teachers to enhance their skills and marketability or redirect their specialty towards elementary aged students. In addition to classroom work, a higher degree in education opens up doors across the field, from writing curricula and textbooks to becoming a principal. For those who want to increase their certification levels. -
Master
Full-time
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. -
MA
English
 

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