Degree Programs

Elementary Education, M.Ed.


The mission of the Master of Education in Elementary Education (M. Ed. in ELE) is to enable graduates to address the changing needs of elementary school students by modeling best practices based on current research and theories. Through disciplined inquiry and reflective thinking, the program is designed to deepen the knowledge base, enhance teaching skills and enrich dispositions of graduates.

Degree Requirements:

▪   Successful completion of 36 hours of graduate course work
▪   Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program to remain
    in good academic standing.
▪   Student may be subject to dismissal from the program if they receive
    grades of an F, or U.

Time Limits for Completion

The Master Education in ELE curriculum may be completed in a minimum of two (2) years of full-time study(at least 9 credit hours per semester).

Application Deadlines

Admission application deadline for Fall (August) enrollment is April 15.

Other Requirements

In addition to completing the coursework for obtaining a M. Ed. in ELE degree, students are encouraged to take the National Boards for highly qualified teachers.  Additionally, a Comprehensive Teaching and Technology Portfolio that integrates the State's Advanced Technology Competencies with a demonstration of mastery of the Advanced Master's Competencies.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the M. Ed. in ELE program candidates will be able to advance as leaders in their field in positions such as curriculum coordinators.

Additional Master of Education in Elementary Education (M. Ed. in ELE) program information and course descriptions are available in the current WSSU Graduate Catalog.

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