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M.Ed. in Elementary Education

The Master of Education in Elementary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program at Grand Canyon University is designed for students who are interested in grades K-8 education, but not seeking certification. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Elementary Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Elementary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Education in Elementary Education program is designed for individuals interested in learning about K-8 grade education. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Elementary Education program have the opportunity to learn how to plan, deliver, assess, and manage curriculum. They also study techniques for effectively teaching elementary reading, science, math, and social studies. The program is designed to teach students how to successfully engage and manage the classroom environment while establishing a realistic discipline plan and utilizing the foundations and methodologies for teaching English through the Structured English Immersion (SEI) model. The program requires 110 hours of practicum and is designed for students interested in K-8 grade education, but who are not seeking a teaching certificate. This degree program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

34 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Elementary Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Elementary Education

  • EDU 576: Philosophical and Social Issues in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 536: Classroom Engagement and Management (4 credits)
  • SPE 526: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • ESL 523N: SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies (3 credits)
    • Requires 10 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • ESL 533N: Advanced Methodologies of Structured English Immersion (3 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • EED 544: Prescriptive Reading, and Assessment (4 credits)
    • Requires 20 hours practicum
  • EED 525: Curriculum, Assessment, and Methods: Literacy (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • EED 510: Curriculum, Assessment, and Methods: Science and Mathematics (4 credits)
    • Requires 20 hours practicum
  • EED 570: Curriculum, Assessment, and Methods: Social Studies (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Although the Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Elementary Education program does not qualify graduates for certification or teaching positions in public schools, graduates may still be able to work as elementary teachers. Positions may be found with private schools, private organizations, hospitals, or churches.

Some positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Private school teacher
  • Educational director
  • Elementary school guidance counselor

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