Curriculum - MA in Elementary Education

The online Master of Arts in Elementary Education consists of 30-36 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

  • BER 500 Introduction to Educational Research
  • BER 550 Evaluation of Classroom Learning is required for those who have not taken an evaluation of technology and learning course as part of the undergraduate or graduate program
  • CEE 532 Early Childhood and Elementary School Curriculum
  • CEE 574 Guiding Early/Elementary Pupil Learning
  • Foundations Course - approved by adviser

Teaching Field

Students choose one specialty option (two are recommended)

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


  • CAT 531 Computer Based Instruction
  • Adviser approved elective
  • SPE 500 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth is required for those who have not taken a special education survey course

Please note that courses are subject to change.