Program Details

Program Outline

Program Outline

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.

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

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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.



Degree Requirements

Division Core
EDU601The Education Leader6
EDU603Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics6
EDU605Research Resources for the Classroom6
EDU625Educational Specialty Capstone6
Total Credit Hours:24

Specialization Options

Elementary Education
EDU650Development of the Elementary Student6
EDU653The Diverse Elementary Classroom6
EDU654Data Applications for Elementary Educators6
EDU655Managing the Elementary Learning Environment6

Total Credit Hours: 48

Classes Overview

Classes Overview

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 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.

The Education Leader

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.

Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics

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.

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.

Educational Specialty Capstone

The student will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Don't let tuition worries stop you from pursuing a degree. AIU offers a variety of grants, scholarships, financial aid as well as straightforward pricing with no hidden costs to help make college more affordable for our students.

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Related Degrees

Related Degrees

Still not sure which specialization is right for you? You may want to consider these specializations:

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree: Specialization in Secondary Education

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.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree: Specialization in Adult Education and Training

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.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree: Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators

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.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree: Specialization in Instructional Design and Technology

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.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree: Specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations

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.

TEAC Accreditation

TEAC Accreditation

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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