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Master of Education in Elementary Education

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Advance Your Teaching Practices with SC State University’s M.Ed. in Elementary Education

Hone and refine specialized methods and techniques to better serve young students in schools here in the Palmetto State and beyond. South Carolina State University’s Master of Education in Elementary Education degree helps strengthen your understanding of how to best support and inspire students—all while opening up rewarding leadership opportunities within your school and community.

At SC State, our master’s degree in elementary education will help you take what you’ve already learned in the classroom and strengthen and extend your knowledge and skills in an elementary education area of your choosing. You’ll learn from experts in the field while going hands-on in classroom practice, seminars, microteaching, and other teaching-learning experiences.
You’ll be prepared to make a difference in the lives of your pupils—both now and long into the future.

By the Numbers

Student-to-faculty ratio in elementary education courses
Credit hours for elementary education graduate degree
Years to complete master’s in elementary education degree

Choose a concentration that aligns with your interests and career goals

SC State’s M.Ed. in elementary education program is designed for the advanced preparation of early childhood education teachers (grades K–3) and elementary education teachers (grades 2–6). We offer three concentrations in:

  • Basic Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Reading Education

Method of Instruction

  • Face-to-face

M.Ed. in Elementary Education Program Highlights

Build on your past classroom experience and training to help young minds thrive. At SC State, our Master of Education in Elementary Education degree helps you take charge in classrooms and bring proven methods and effective instruction to students in your school district and community.

Our graduate degree in elementary education stands out because we offer:

Hands-on experiences throughout your graduate studies

All our SC State master’s in elementary education degree students spend ample time in the classroom. You’ll also gain added expertise while pursuing a research project of your choosing.

A small, personalized atmosphere

Our graduate degree in elementary education program has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, which means you have abundant opportunities for personal attention and mentorship. You’ll have the support you need to learn, grow, and thrive.

Faculty who are educational leaders in the Palmetto State

Our elementary education degree faculty members have held leadership positions at state and national levels, including with the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children. They’ll be there to support you, mentor you, and guide you to successful classroom and leadership careers.

What Can You Do With a Master of Education in Elementary Education?

Help young minds advance in their learning while expanding your knowledge and skills in areas such as early childhood, elementary, or reading education.

Students who pursue an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from SC State are making an investment in both their future and their students, and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers as elementary education teachers are expected to grow 4% over the next decade.

Elementary education careers

Our master’s degree in elementary education empowers you to explore elevated roles within the classroom, improve outcomes for students within the classroom, and more. Jobs you can pursue with a Master of Education in Elementary Education include:

  • Academic support educator
  • Curriculum and assessment specialist
  • Early childhood educator
  • Elementary educator
  • Instructional coach

What You Will Study in Elementary Education

At SC State, our 36-credit-hour master’s degree in elementary education starts off with three foundational courses—Introduction to Data Analysis, Understanding Educational Research, and Learning Theories for Teachers. From there, you’ll take four professional core courses and pursue a research project. Your core courses will include:

  • Advanced Methods of Teaching
  • Advanced Teaching of Language Arts in Elementary School
  • Curriculum Development in Elementary School
  • Instructional Technology

Concentrations to help you succeed in the classroom

At SC State, we offer three M.Ed. in elementary education concentrations—basic elementary education, early childhood education, and reading education. These four-course specializations help you tailor our Master of Education in Elementary Education degree to your needs, including courses such as Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties, Multicultural Education, and Nature and Psychology of the Exceptional Child.