Delivery Format - Online
Number of Credit Hours - 30-36
Tuition per Hour - $375
Fees - $10 graduate College of Education fee (per hour)
Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round
Accreditation - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Ranking - thebestschools.org ranked this program 3rd in a list of top 20 online MA Elementary Education programs
Required for Entrance - Bachelor's-level teaching certificate
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
The online Master of Arts in Elementary Education is designed for busy professionals interested in building their knowledge base and skill set by pursuing an advanced degree leading to master's level teacher certification.
Students in the master's degree program will be periodically involved in practicum experiences that extend their studies into the classroom. The program provides grounding in educational research as it impacts schools, curriculum, and practice. Courses link what educators learn through research and instructional methods to student learning.
The program is available in a convenient online format, ideal for educators working full-time.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. Teaching professionals who hold a master's degree may have an advantage in the job market and in some states qualify for a pay increase. This degree program is an ideal choice for both new teachers and veteran teachers who wish to update their skills with the latest teaching methods.