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M.A.Ed. - Elementary Education


The Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education (M.A.Ed.) is designed for students who hold a current teaching license or who have completed an Education program and are eligible for initial licensure. Program graduates are eligible for advanced licensure (“M”) in Elementary Education K-6.

What Is Required?

If you want to advance your career, you can earn a master’s degree by taking 30 hours of coursework to expand your knowledge of the following:

  • Content and Curriculum 
  • Curriculum Decision-Making
  • Respectful Educational Environments
  • Student Learning
  • Teaching Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning


  • ED 531: Research in Educational Trends, Issues, and Best Practice

  • ED 532: Curriculum Decision-making

  • ED 535: Action Research

  • ED 560: Developing and Demonstrating Teacher Leadership

  • ED 590: Special Topics in Education

  • ED 540: Communication within Language Arts Curriculum

  • ED 542: Teaching Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning

  • ED 544: Teaching Inquiry, Scientific Literacy and Healthful Living

  • ED 546: Integrating Global Social Sciences and Humanities

  • ED 552 Assessment and Instructional Intervention

  • ED 597: Program Portfolio (0 credits)

Total: 30 Semesters Hours


Mayra Rosales
(704) 233-8017