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

Online Master's in Elementary Education Degree

Our accredited online Master's in Elementary Education program is designed to 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 Start Date:

March 27, 2019

Total Credits:

48

Offered:

Online

Online Master's in Elementary Education Program Details

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Online Master's in Elementary Education Program Outline

AIU's online Master's in Elementary Education is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge to help you reach more students, advance your education and fulfill your dedication to lifelong learning.

AIU’s TEAC accredited online Master's in Elementary Education integrates adaptive learning throughout the entire curriculum. With a Master of Education in Elementary Education, candidates will have the opportunity to study up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment to build a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies that are better targeted to today’s elementary- and middle-school students. This one-year online Master's in Education program is designed to help candidates develop the in-depth, specialized knowledge they may be looking for.—

Our Online Master's in Elementary Education program 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 or advancement requirements; however, it may assist candidates in gaining licensure or advancement in their state of residence depending on those requirements. If you’re interested in teaching certification or advancement, please contact your state board of education for requirements.

Online Master's in Elementary Education 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

Online Master's in Elementary Education Classes Overview

For an Online Master's in Elementary Education Degree, 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 candidate will study 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

Candidates 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 candidate will have the opportunity to work to develop 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 candidate will have the opportunity to recognize and distinguish 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 candidate will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.

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) from October 2015 – April 26, 2019.

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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