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Elementary Education

With NSU’s Master of Science in Elementary Education, you will gain the skills necessary to ensure a child's future is a bright one. Learn how to teach children in grades K-6, and dabble in the areas of language and literacy, mathematics, science, and the arts. Our course content is research based and infuses best practices in education. Take in the valuable insights our professors provide, and bring your edge to elementary schools.

Delivery Options

Conveniently offered entirely online, you can participate in courses from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required).
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.
Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
EDU 0508 Effective Instructional and Assessment Strategies 3
ELE 0503 Reading in the Elementary Classroom 3
ELE 0504 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
RED 0554 Assessment in Reading 3
TSOL 0510 Classroom TESOL, Theory and Strategies for Teachers 3
TSOL 0520 Second Language Learning: Theory, Methods, and Evaluation 3
ELE 0601 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
ELE 0502 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
ELE 0602 Teaching of Science in the Elementary School 3
ELE 0699 Applied Professional Experience in Elementary Education 3
ELE 0505 Teaching Visual Arts and Music in the Elementary School 2
ELE 0506 Teaching Physical Education and Health Education in the Elementary School 2
ELE 0603 Teaching Elementary Social Studies in a Multicultural Society 3


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.

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