Master of Education: Teaching - Elementary Education
The Master of Education: Teaching - Elementary Education program is designed for post-baccalaureate students who wish to teach a comprehensive curriculum to students in grades PK-6 that prepares students for the 21st century and ensures that equal education opportunities exist for all learners. Candidates will complete both a master's degree and be eligible to receive certification through the state of West Virginia in Elementary Education. The program provides professional education courses at the graduate level, although students found deficient in a particular content area may need to complete additional undergraduate courses in order to meet state content requirements. Should candidates not complete co-requisite course requirements, they may still complete the Master of Education: Teaching - Elementary Education degree, but may not be eligible for a West Virginia teaching certificate. Applicants are encouraged to submit their official undergraduate transcripts for review prior to starting courses. The Elementary Education program also includes fieldwork and student teaching on school sites. All courses other than the student teaching are offered online. This West Virginia State approved program is aligned with Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
The American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association; and nationally, by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
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Loans Offered: The University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal PLUS, and Federal GRADPLUS programs. American Military University also offers Military Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill
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