Elementary education

Master of education University of Missouri
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Overview

The online master’s degree in elementary education from MU is designed to support new elementary school teachers in the early stages of their career. With a classroom-focused approach, bridging research and practice with relevant course work and mentorship, this program prepares early-career teachers for success.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with emphasis in elementary education

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$13,903.50

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary School Teachers
7%
Employment growth
Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.
25%
Average salary increase

Program structure

The online master’s in elementary education is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students take four to eight credit hours each semester session and finish the program in two years.

Course work includes

  • Managing classrooms for learning
  • Meeting the needs of all learners
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Classroom research

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

4 to 8 credit hours per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

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MPER Early Career Scholars Program

If you are a first-, second- or third-year teacher, and teach in an MPER partner school district, you might qualify for a 50 percent tuition sponsorship from the College of Education.

See how you can apply today.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum