Become a Better Teacher. Boost Your Career. 

As an elementary school teacher, you have the ability to instill a love for school and set the bar for learning. While you can teach grades K-6 with a bachelor’s degree and state licensure or certification, a master’s degree in elementary education can open more doors and lead to greater financial benefits.

Nova Southeastern University’s M.S. in Elementary Education dives deeper into theories and advanced techniques. You’ll learn how to design better lesson plans, manage your classroom more effectively, and address the unique needs of individual students in the areas of language and literacy, mathematics, science, and the arts. A master's in elementary education prepares you to excel in an elementary school setting, but also empowers you to explore careers outside of the classroom as a curriculum developer, education writer and editor, instructional design specialist, and more. 


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NSU’s M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education is 40 total credits to complete.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

M.S. in Education - Elementary Education

Program Requirements (40 credits)
CUR 526
Educational Research for Practitioners (CUR 526 / Credits: 3 )
EDU 508
Instructional and Assessment Strategies (EDU 508 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 503
Reading in the Elementary Classroom (ELE 503 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 504
Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (ELE 504 / Credits: 3 )
RED 552
Diagnosing Reading Difficulties of Diverse Learners (RED 552 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 601
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School (ELE 601 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 502
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (ELE 502 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 602
Teaching of Science in the Elementary School (ELE 602 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 505
Teaching Visual Arts and Music in the Elementary School (ELE 505 / Credits: 2 )
ELE 506
Teaching Physical Education and Health Education in the Elementary School (ELE 506 / Credits: 2 )
ELE 603
Teaching Elementary Social Studies in a Multicultural Society (ELE 603 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 510
Classroom TESOL, Theory and Strategies for Teachers (TSOL 510 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 520
Second Language Learning: Theory, Methods, and Evaluation (TSOL 520 / Credits: 3 )
ELE 699
Applied Professional Experience in Elementary Education (ELE 699 / Credits: 3 )

M.S. in Elementary Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Contact your state department of education or speak with an adviser to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and your career goals.

The applied professional experience is the capstone in the completion of this program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students' work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project. This course is one of the many practical applications included in the program.

Admission Requirements

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all schools attended

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