The Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) is an initial certification program for those who wish to teach grade one through grade six.
You may be a recent college graduate with an undergraduate degree in another field who is just now considering a career in teaching. You may have worked for years in the business world and are looking for a complete career change. Our program can help you achieve your career goals; you do not need to have an undergraduate degree in education to enter our program.
We prepare you to be a reflective practitioner who integrates understanding of subject areas, your students, and theories of pedagogy. Learning and developmental theories, knowledge of curriculum and effective teaching strategies, cultural and diverse needs of students, integration of technology, application of skills in assessment and implementation, and evaluation of effective educational programs are addressed in the curriculum.
Many of our students are working full time and pursuing their degree on a part-time basis. Classes generally meet one evening per week. The student teaching component of the program occurs in the final semester and, naturally, requires a daytime commitment.
Teacher certification programs at the University of Hartford are approved by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)