Elementary Education M.Ed./M.S.

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Our innovative online master’s degrees in elementary education expand upon your undergraduate work. You’ll work directly with our outstanding faculty to broaden your approach to teaching elementary-aged students. The M.Ed. degree is designed for those who already have initial-level teaching certification. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be eligible to apply for Alabama Class A professional educator certification.  Our M.S. non-certification program provides an interdisciplinary graduate-level education for community-based or international educators who do not wish to gain teacher certification/licensure in the United States.

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M.Ed. Degree Overview

The M.Ed. degree is designed for those who already have initial-level teaching certification. It leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • Teaching Field — 24 hours
  • Advisor-approved Courses* — 6 hours

*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.

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M.S. Degree Overview

The M.S. degree does not lead to professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • Elementary Education Courses — 15 hours
  • Orientation to Teaching and Learning — 1 hour
  • Advisor-approved Electives — 12 hours
  • Capstone in Teaching and Learning — 2 hours
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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

Application Materials

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  • A limited number of assistantships for on-campus students may be available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.