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Master of Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood & Elementary Education

At a Glance

  • 33-36 Credit Hours
  • 100% Online
  • State-of-the-art tools and technology
  • 3 Starts per Year
  • Complete in 24 months

Welcome to the Online Master of Education in Elementary Education degree program.

This online program is designed with you in mind. Keep your day job and complete your master’s degree at the same time. ASU offers certification and non-certification options for the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program.

As of the 2013-2014 school year, there were 284,645 elementary education students in 1,083 schools comprising more than 38 percent of all students in public schools in the state of Alabama*. With a strategic plan in Alabama to prepare all students to be successful in college and/or career upon graduation from high school, there has never been a better time for finding and training the next generation of elementary educators.

Alabama is not alone in its planning for the future and this program is designed to find and prepare elementary educators who have a passion to make a difference in the lives of young students.

Please fill out the form on this page and you will receive personal assistance to learn more about how you can apply to this program. An admissions advisor will contact you to answer questions and introduce you to the application process.

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Please note: The non-certification option will not result in a teaching certificate at the end of the program.

All courses are 3 credit hours

Core Courses

SED 500 The Exceptional Students in Inclusive Schools
EDU 511 Statistical Techniques, Research & Evaluation
EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior
EDU 531 Modern Issues in Education
REA 560 Techniques and Skills in Reading
EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies

Elementary Education Concentration Courses

EDU 504 Elementary School Curriculum
EDU 542 Seminar: Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU 543 Seminar: Social Studies in the Elementary School
EDU 544 Seminar: Teaching Science in the Elementary School
EDU 545 Literature for Children
EDU 548 Seminar: Language Arts in the Elementary School


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Next Start

May 28, 2019

Application Priority Date

March 15, 2019