Elementary Education, MS

Central to Inspiring Young Minds.

Central’s Master of Science in Elementary Education provides graduates the knowledge, pedagogical skills, and professional dispositions necessary to become exceptional teachers in grades 1 through 6. The program is ideal for bachelor’s degree holders (some exceptions apply) who wish to pursue coursework leading to an initial certification in Elementary Education.

Program Features

  • Start dates in January
  • 33-credit program
  • Evening courses in hybrid format on-campus and online
  • Cohort model
  • Completed in 1.5 years following cohort schedule
  • Easy to follow plan of study
  • Field and student teaching experiences in public schools
  • Designed to prepare graduates for certification in elementary education
  • Free on-campus childcare options
  • Financial aid available

 What You'll Gain

  • Individualized advising, guidance, and support from faculty invested in your success
  • Creative teaching strategies to engage students and foster optimal learning environments
  • Ability to use a variety of approaches to assess student learning
  • Understanding of the role inquiry plays in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Skills to develop educational content based on sound instructional strategies
  • Ability to adjust instructional approaches in response to differing learning styles
  • Opportunity to collaborate and learn from peers in your field


Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Barbara Clark
Literacy, Elementary, & Early Childhood Education
Henry Barnard Hall

Did You Know?

All in-service teachers are required to get a Master’s degree in their first few years in the profession. Earn yours while you work towards initial certification.