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Master of Education in Elementary Education online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $11,500

Prepare to meet the needs of all learners

The 100% online Master of Education in Elementary Education degree from Mississippi College is designed for educators who want an in-depth study of topics specific to enriching the instruction of elementary students. With a faith-based curriculum and dedicated faculty who are practitioners first, MC values the integration of faith and learning through the educational process.

Our NCATE-accredited program is flexible, featuring multiple start dates and accelerated coursework so that you can achieve your goal while you continue working. Whether acquiring the knowledge and skills that are essential to curriculum development or emphasizing current research and theory as it relates to elementary teaching methodologies, our online M.Ed. in Elementary Education program will prepare you to effectively respond to your students' needs.

In as few as 10 months, you can be prepared to take advantage of new elementary education career opportunities in education and training. Possible roles with this degree include Education Researcher, Resource Teacher, Team Leader or Elementary Instruction Specialist. This degree also affords a stepping stone to your doctoral studies.

After completing this program, students can apply to the Mississippi Department of Education for an upgrade from a Class A license to a Class AA license.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply research and analysis practices to effectively integrate current, research-based theory and practice
  • Create and modify effective assessment and evaluative procedures to meet the needs of all learners
  • Design and implement lesson plans and prepare curricula that respects and reflects diverse cultural experiences, as well as differentiate instruction for different learning needs
  • Effectively integrate technology across the curriculum
  • Demonstrate an understanding of content knowledge in subject areas outlined in the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards, as well as national and other states' standards

Mississippi College has been NCATE accredited for over 50 years, the longest accreditation in the state.


Mississippi College School of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education in Elementary Education online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 30 credit hours.

To see the full list of M.Ed. in Elementary Education online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Elementary Education online program.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Elementary Education online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Mississippi College prides itself on offering a quality private school education at public university prices. Our pay-by-the course tuition for the Master of Education in Elementary Education online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Elementary Education online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our M.Ed. in Elementary Education online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the M.Ed. in Elementary Education online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Education in Elementary Education online program, students must complete 9 semester hours of core courses, 15 semester hours of advanced content method and 6 hours of electives for a total of 30 credit hours.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the basic research methodologies in the social and behavioral sciences with emphasis on critical reading of published research. Students conduct a meta-analysis of research literature or develop a research proposal.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are essential to planning, developing, revising and implementing curriculum content and learning strategies. Emphasis is on components of the instructional management plan: goals, objectives, methodology, use of appropriate resources/materials and evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will emphasize current research and theory as they relate to methodology used in elementary schools. Particular emphasis will be placed on advances in technology which are applicable to improve elementary instruction. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate effective use of current methodology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the content of elementary and junior high mathematics courses. Special emphasis given to methods of teaching the content as well as enrichment materials.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Lectures, discussions and review of the literature as to organization, approaches, diagnosis and remediation for teaching skills of reading and comprehension for present day schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course focuses on studies of current trends in practices and curricula and classroom-relevant theory and research in the teaching of elementary school language arts. In addition, opportunities will be provided for teachers to develop their own competencies in the practical aspects of teaching the language arts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course special consideration is given to contributions of research in social studies for elementary school pupils; the place of social studies in the elementary school program; materials of instruction; adaptation of methods to specific school conditions; and reports of important committees.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present various science projects appropriate for grades 3-8 classrooms. These projects will support the STEM initiative proposed by the National Science Foundation. The curriculum will serve as a backdrop for learning about Science, technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in upper elementary and middle school science.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A chronological approach to study of the history of education in the United States (1607 to present). There is a focus on the educational ideas and practices that continue to provide the foundations for our educational system. These educational ideas and practices are reexamined in their historical social settings

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the symptoms and causes of reading disabilities. Analysis and diagnosis of reading ability, including the use of standardized tests, informal measures, portfolios, surveys, inventories, observation and individual or group tests will be utilized. Communicating results and reporting practices will be explored, along with remediation or corrective techniques, special teaching materials, machines and visual or other physical aids for reading improvement. The case study approach utilizing (IEP) individual educational prescriptions will be used by students to develop reading instruction to meet individual needs based upon diagnostic findings.

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Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Elementary Education online program. Find out the requirements for the M.Ed. in Elementary Education online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. in Elementary Education online Requirements

  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities to MC Grad Admissions office
  • Must have bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Must hold a standard, renewable teaching license in Elementary Education; a copy must be on file with MC Grad Admissions office
  • Documentation of appropriate, professional test scores
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA through program

Transcripts should be sent to:

Mississippi College
Graduate Admissions Office
MC Box 4067
Clinton, MS 39058

Photocopies of your educator's license can be faxed to: (601)925-7368 or emailed to aldavis1@mc.edu.

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • Student with 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from exam
  • If student does not meet the required GPA, he/she can complete online or in written format and will have one additional attempt to complete if he/she does not pass the first time

License - A photocopy of your Standard Class Educator's License issued by a state department of education or a state educator licensing agency. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205.

Exam Scores - Documentation of acceptable scores are required. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at khallman@mde.k12.ms.us. Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education in Elementary Education online:

Program Per Credit Per Three Credit Tuition
M. Ed. in Elementary Education Online $383.33 $1,150 $11,500

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.
  2. Enter the code of: 002415 to choose MC as one of your options.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 601.925.3212.

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Calendar

At Mississippi College, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. You can also find the deadline dates for your application, documents, registration and tuition payment for each of our online programs.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
1/8/18 1/1/18 1/4/18 1/4/18 1/5/18
3/5/18 2/26/18 2/26/18 3/1/18 3/2/18
5/7/18 4/30/18 4/30/18 5/3/18 5/4/18
6/25/18 6/18/18 6/18/18 6/21/18 6/22/18
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