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Curriculum - MA in Elementary Education

The online Master of Arts in Elementary Education consists of 30 credit hours. In addition to courses in the areas of curriculum and instruction, foundations, and research, students enroll in 12 credit hours in the teaching fields of their choice.

Required Courses

Curriculum and Instruction – 6 hours

  • CEE 532 Elementary School Curriculum
  • CEE 574 Guiding Pupil Learning

Foundations – 3 hours

  • Choose course from an approved list

Educational Research – 3 to 6 hours

  • BER 500 Introduction to Educational Research
  • *BER 550 Evaluation of Classroom Learning

*This course is required if an evaluation of teaching and learning course was not completed in another graduate program or an undergraduate program.

Teaching Field – 12 hours

Students choose one specialty option (two are recommended)


  • Language Arts
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Electives – 6 hours

  • Approved by advisor

Please note that courses are subject to change.