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Master of Education in Elementary Education

As a follower of Christ, your impact in the elementary classroom comes from a higher calling: to find the good in each student and foster him or her into a thriving, successful learner. With professors who meld decades of experience in teaching and educational leadership, Southeastern gives you the perfect environment in which to foster your calling. Take your classroom instruction to the next level through an enhanced understanding of child development, teaching methods and testing strategies.Our Master of Education in Elementary Education program offers you concentrated training in the areas that matter most to your development as an influential, successful educator. In addition to the newest, most innovative methods, you’ll also learn time-tested principles for teaching material in all subject areas. Not only this, you’ll learn about the development of children, how to nurture the unique gifts your students possess, how to create curriculum and much more. At the culmination of this 36-credit hour online program, you will choose one of four projects to conclude your training: a portfolio for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, curriculum creation project, action research project or master’s thesis.

Study primarily online through our convenient MyFire learning portal.

Program Details

Total credit hours — 36

Cost per credit hour — $375
Estimated total tuition cost — $13,500

Financial Aid

We have Financial Aid staff dedicated specifically to graduate students. These staff members can assist you with coordinating employer assistance benefits, church-matching scholarships, federal aid, private loans, and military benefits. Convenient payment plans are also available..

Sample Core Courses

  • Curriculum and Diverse Learners (EDUC 5023) — This course acquaints teachers with the principles of the Understanding by Design curriculum development model attributed to McTighe and Wiggins.
  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts (EDUC 5033) — This course addresses critical topics in teaching reading and language arts in the elementary school. Practicing teachers will review current research on reading and language arts instruction and determine ways research can inform and direct instruction and classroom practice.
  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Math (EDUC 5063) — This course is designed to build teachers’ ability to provide high-quality, rigorous math education in the elementary school by focusing on the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Measurement and Assessment in Teaching (EDUC 5193) — The course studies measurement of student learning and how it plays an important role in the instructional process. This course is designed to assist teachers to construct and select tests and assessments that meet instructional goals, analyze and interpret test results and use measurement to inform and evaluate instruction.

Human Development

Curriculum and Diverse Learners

Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Advanced Methods of Teaching Science

Advanced Methods of Teaching Math

Advanced Methods of Teaching Creative Arts

Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Studies

Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

Educational Research

Practicum in Elementary Education (or two elective courses)

Foundations of Exceptional Student Education

Elementary teacher

Curriculum coordinator

College professor