An advanced degree in elementary education can help teachers enhance the classroom experience and prepare for grade-level leadership roles. The M.Ed. degree specialization in Elementary Education offers in-depth instruction in elementary education topics geared toward K–8 students.
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A Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge you want to reach more students, advance your education and fulfill your dedication to lifelong learning.
AIU’s TEAC accredited Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education is among the few M.Ed. programs to integrate adaptive learning throughout the entire curriculum. With a Master of Education in Elementary Education, teachers study up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment to gain a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies that are better targeted to today’s elementary- and middle-school students.
This one-year M.Ed. program is designed to help students get the in-depth, specialized knowledge they want—compressing their studies into a shorter timeframe, but still providing the knowledge and credentials they're looking for.
American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing requirements; however, it may assist students in gaining licensure in their state of residence depending on those requirements. If you’re interested in teaching certification, please contact your state board of education for requirements.
Total Credit Hours: 48
At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
The course will focus attention on the elementary student's physical, mental and emotional development and potential actions and interventions that may be necessary in the classroom.
The student will learn how to apply concepts of elementary student diversity in creating, carrying out and evaluating educational activities.
Emphasis in this course is on the practical applications of available data in the planning and conduct of elementary instruction.
Students will consider and learn how to adjust to the varying responsibilities and time requirements associated with the elementary educator's role.
The student develops a concept of professional behavior and performance appropriate to teachers through an in-depth study of contemporary leadership issues and leadership theories.
The student recognizes and discriminates among events and issues in education that may call for different actions based on the educator's understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines.
This course will examine ways and means to augment learning and teaching resources in the classroom through effective use of both monetary and non-monetary resources.
The student will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.
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Still not sure which specialization is right for you? You may want to consider these specializations:
Designed for certified teachers, the Master of Education with a specialization in Secondary Education focuses on the unique needs of teachers interested in studying advanced topics in secondary education, educational leadership and classroom strategy for high school students. Best of all, the program tuition is $15,000.
Sharpen your skills as an adult educator. Learn about the design, implementation and evaluation of adult-education programs. Acquire instructional techniques that you can use in workplace training, professional development and continuing-education programs.
Rethink the way you prepare and develop curriculum for your students. Gain an understanding of how curricula are chosen and designed, and how they can be enhanced to elevate learning and engagement in the classroom.
Use emerging technology to enhance learning and teaching. With a specialization in Instructional Design and Technology you can discover the potential of collaborative learning environments and create your own online, multimedia course content.
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a school administrator or educational leader. The specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations can teach you to lead and develop educational programs, products and services in schools and in the workplace.
The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of three years, from October 2015 - October 2018, to complete the remainder of the five year term, beginning in 2013.
The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
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