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M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Elementary Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Degree Format: Online

About this field

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program is fully online. Candidates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and dominant theories of elementary education to support effective teaching of young children. The program also builds a strong link to classroom instruction and implementation of knowledge and skills in elementary school settings.

Recognized for a T-5 certification status from Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  

The Valdosta State Difference

Our Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree program in Elementary Education is designed to prepare you to be an academically grounded instructional leader. Program coursework and field experiences promote research-based practices to help you ensure all students can and do learn. Your theoretical and pedagogical knowledge will be deepened as you apply innovative, effective research-based practices in Elementary Education. Our program faculty are dedicated to the ideals of social justice and endeavor to equip you for work within existing systems to bring about equitable environments for all learners.

What You'll Learn

Candidates will master the knowledge and skills appropriate to the areas of research, learning, educational assessment, ethics, and law. Using this knowledge of young children, candidates will develop learning environments which address the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs of young children. In addition, candidates develop and implement formal and informal assessment procedures to assess child development and learning, educational environments, and curricula for elementary education.

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