Masters in Science in Elementary Education

The Masters of Science (MS) in Elementary Education is offered completely online. It is designed to help fulfill three career paths for teachers:

  • To qualify teachers to teach in an elementary education program;
  • For teachers who hold an undergraduate degree in Special Education, to ensure coherence and breadth of knowledge and experience
  • For a change in careers.

The core courses consist of seven courses designed to fulfill the professional education course requirements and to prepare an individual to take Florida’s Professional Educator Test. The MS in Elementary Education consists of the 7 content/methods courses required for certification and to prepare an individual to take Florida’s Elementary Education. The program focuses on course-based clinical and field experiences and is designed for individuals who cannot complete a formal internship.

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Science in Elementary Education
Completion of the Master of Science in Elementary Education program will provide an individual with competencies in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of the elementary subject matter and appropriate instructional methods for language arts and reading
  • Knowledge of the elementary subject matter and appropriate instructional methods for social sciences
  • Knowledge of the elementary subject matter and appropriate instructional methods for music and the visual arts
  • Knowledge of the elementary subject matter and appropriate instructional methods for health and physical education
  • Knowledge of the elementary subject matter and appropriate instructional methods for science, technology, and mathematics

Program Requirements