Ball State University

Division of Online and Distance Education

Master of Arts in Elementary Education


2000 W. University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate-level certificate in early childhood education, Graduate-level certificate in enhanced teaching practices, Graduate-level certificate in reading and literacy instruction

Format: Online

Program Description:

Ball State University’s master of arts in education in elementary education is one of the most customizable MAE’s in elementary education programs in the country because of its many focus and specialty area options. Students can choose from three elementary education focus areas, including: • early childhood education • enhanced teaching practices • and reading and literacy instruction Six specialty areas outside of elementary education are also available, including: • Autism • Computer education for teachers • Gifted and talented education • Human development and learning • Middle school education • Response to intervention All programs are offered 100 percent online. The curriculum includes a sequence and timeline of classes that make it possible for students to finish in four semesters. Ball State professors have taught in elementary classrooms and designed their courses with professionals in elementary education in mind. The class average is around 20 students and consists of elementary school teachers from across the country. Courses are designed to have immediate applicability to the classrooms. So teachers can take what they learn in the online classroom one day and use it in their classroom the next day.


• National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools • International Reading Association (IRA) • Literacy Research Association (LRA) • Indiana State Reading Association (ISRA) • National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) • Indiana Association for the Education of the Young Child (IAEYC) • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral Granting

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants can learn more by contacting staff in the Ball State Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid. School FASFA Code: 178600

Locale: Midsize City

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