Master of Science (MS) in Elementary Education
The University of North Dakota’s online Master of Science (MS) in Elementary Education prepares K-6 classroom teachers to address the educational needs of elementary school children. Designed for certified teachers and non-certified professionals who want to strengthen their leadership skills in elementary education.
The online MS in Elementary Education program combines theory and research with practical experience. Through online coursework, you will learn advanced educational methods for children in kindergarten through grade 6.
As a student in the online master’s program, you will:
-create learner-centered learning environments supported by numerous resources and technology tools.
-gain multiple experiences related to current curriculum, instructional practices and alternative assessment strategies.
-participate in field experiences in K-6 classrooms to enhance your professional development and reflective practice.
As a graduate of the part-time program, you will have advanced skills and knowledge to:
-create supportive and productive learning environments for elementary school children, teachers, parents, and support staff.
-be reflective in your approach to teaching and leadership.
-make a broader contribution to the field of education.
The MS in Elementary Education is 100% online. You will participate in many class activities at the time and place of your choice. In addition, you will participate in "live" Web classes held at set times that are convenient for you. A teaching practicum (90 hours) will be required near your local community. You are NOT required to come to campus at any time.
Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!
Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
1) Teacher licensure OR a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
2) A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
3) Submission of completed UND Graduate School application form and supplemental materials, which include your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of goals.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999