Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree with a Specialization in
Elementary Education

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.

Next Online Start Date:

November 08, 2017

Total Credits:

48

Offered:

Online

Program Details

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.

Courses

Degree Requirements

Division Core
EDU601 The Education Leader 6
EDU603 Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics 6
EDU605 Research Resources for the Classroom 6
EDU625 Educational Specialty Capstone 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Elementary Education
EDU650 Development of the Elementary Student 6
EDU653 The Diverse Elementary Classroom 6
EDU654 Data Applications for Elementary Educators 6
EDU655 Managing the Elementary Learning Environment 6

Total Credit Hours: 48

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.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded accreditation through TEAC Quality Principles by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of three years, from 10/1/2015-12/31/2018.

The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

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

Download program detail PDF

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.

Courses

Degree Requirements

Division Core
EDU601 The Education Leader 6
EDU603 Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics 6
EDU605 Research Resources for the Classroom 6
EDU625 Educational Specialty Capstone 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Elementary Education
EDU650 Development of the Elementary Student 6
EDU653 The Diverse Elementary Classroom 6
EDU654 Data Applications for Elementary Educators 6
EDU655 Managing the Elementary Learning Environment 6

Total Credit Hours: 48

Classes Overview

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

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

TEAC Accreditation

The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded accreditation through TEAC Quality Principles by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of three years, from 10/1/2015-12/31/2018.

The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

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