Elementary Education (p-5)

The Department of Elementary Education offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education. The M.Ed. curriculum is designed to build upon the professional base of knowledge developed from the undergraduate curriculum. Candidates are expected to refine this base, developing abilities to deal with more of the intricate aspects of the teaching experience.

The department also offers two online endorsements: Mathematics Endorsement for K-5 Teachers which is designed to strengthen and enhance K-5 educator competency levels for teaching elementary mathematics and Science Endorsement for K-5 Teachers which is designed to strengthen and enhance K-5 educator competency levels for teaching elementary science.

M.Ed. in Elementary Education

In the Master of Education program in Elementary Education at Valdosta State University you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and dominant theories of child development and learning and the application of these to the teaching of young children. You will master the knowledge and skills appropriate to the areas of research, learning, educational assessment, ethics, and law. Using this knowledge of young children, you will develop learning environments which address the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs of all young children. You will develop and implement formal and informal assessment procedures to assess child development and learning, educational environments, and curricula for early childhood education.

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is a fully-online program.


More information on the M.Ed. in Elementary Education:

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  • Tier I Educational Leadership Certification Add-on In Conjunction with the M.Ed. in Elementary Education:


For more information on the Tier 1 Add-on program please click on this link:  https://www.valdosta.edu/programs/educational-leadership-tier-i-certification-only/ 


 Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  Is this program fully online?
Answer:  Yes.
Question:  How many credits should I complete in a semester?
Answer:  Students complete either 6 or 9 credits per semester, considering their personal, professional, or financial obligations.
Question:  How much is tuition per semester?  
Answer: Students currently pay $293 per credit hour and a technology fee of $65 per semester.


Department of Elementary Education