Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Elementary Education

Online 36 credit hours * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Coursework reflects current best practices with an interdisciplinary approach

License-only option available

Holistic view of serving children’s needs

Program fosters teacher growth

Quality practicum experiences in diverse school settings

Networking opportunities and job placement support


Educators seeking licensure in Elementary Education (1-6)

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise.
  • Design high quality instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments.
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice.
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled and collaborative practice.

How You Learn

Online courses, around your schedule

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Master’s in Education, and will be eligible for initial licensure in Elementary Education to teach in a Massachusetts public school setting.

Degree Requirements

Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

EDN 500 Child and Adolescent Development3
EDN 530 OR EDN 575Sheltered English * Immersion OR Data Literacy3
EDN 570Classroom Management3
ELM 530 Humanities Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary Education *3
ELM 550 Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Elementary Education (Pre-Practicum) *3
ELM 560 Practicum in Elementary Education *3
ELM 565 Reflective Seminar in Elementary Education *3
MTH 540 Early Childhood and Elementary STEM Methods *3
RDL 500 Early Literacy Development *3
RDL 510 Children’s & Young Adult Literature *3
SPE 500 Introduction to Teaching Special Education3
ELM 500Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education *3
 Total Requirements 36

*Courses required to obtain the Initial license

Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure

*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor

Electives – 12 cr.

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

EDN 500Child and Adolescent Development3
EDN 570Classroom Management3
ELM 530Humanities Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
MTH 540Early Childhood and Elementary STEM Methods3
RDL 500Early Literacy Development3
RDL 510Children’s & Young Adult Literature3
SPE 500 Introduction to Teaching Special Education3
SPE 525Assistive and Augmentative Technologies3
 Total Requirements 36
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.