AIU’s Master of Education degree with a specialization in Secondary 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 can learn up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment and gain a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies that are better targeted to today’s elementary and middle school students.
We can help you learn how to:
- Analyze research findings to respond to academic, physical, social and cultural differences in educating students and recommend method modifications based on research results
- Design educational programs that effectively address objectives integrating the appropriate use of various instructional media and technologies for learning
- Develop educational programs that use the appropriate criteria for selecting curricular content, organization of content and methods of curriculum evaluation
- Create a plan for implementation of learning content in various educational settings
- Evaluate the opportunities and challenges involved in the organizational development and delivery of learning programs using formative and summative instruments
- Evaluate educational situations and problems in order to develop and substantiate solutions using leadership and management strategies
- Demonstrate advanced discipline, appropriate communication skills in written and presentation formats
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:
Educational Specialty Capstone
The student will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.
Research Resources for the Classroom
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 Development of the Elementary Student
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 Diverse Elementary Classroom
The student will learn how to apply concepts of elementary student diversity in creating, carrying out and evaluating educational activities.
Data Applications for Elementary Educators
Emphasis in this course is on the practical applications of available data in the planning and conduct of elementary instruction.
Managing the Elementary Learning Environment
Students will consider and learn how to adjust to the varying responsibilities and time requirements associated with the elementary educator's role.