M.Sc. On Campus

Elementary Education

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Elementary Education at University of Nevada, Reno provides an opportunity for practicing K-8 teachers to focus on advanced study of pedagogy, curriculum development, and content in elementary and middle school settings.


The Elementary Education program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed for in-service teachers in the field of elementary education to deepen their understanding of content and pedagogy in science, mathematics and social studies education.

Our program's goals are:

  • Develop teacher leaders in elementary education with a focus on STEM content.
  • Develop capacity to improve overall learning of elementary students.
  • Provide teachers with cutting-edge research and pedagogical tools and content to improve instruction.

Graduates with M.S. in Elementary Education from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • Teachers will be able to identify, analyze, synthesize and produce meaningful research on educational issues and policy informing their classroom practice (InTASC Standard 4 & 10H).
  • Teachers will demonstrate the effective use of research based planning for instruction that leads to improved student achievement in math, science and / or social studies (InTASC Standards 6 & 7).
  • Teachers will demonstrate growth in leadership roles and opportunities in their grade level teams, schools, district, and state or beyond (InTASC Standard 10).

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Curriculum Development Mathematics Education 
  • Curriculum Development Science Education 
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Improving Mathematics Instruction
  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving
  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Geometry and Measurement
  • Education Topics 
  • Engineering Technology 
  • Critical Theory and Pedagogy
  • Models of Teaching 
  • Evaluation of Classroom Learning 
  • Parent Involvement and Family Engagement (P-12 Perspective) 
  • Problems in Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for program
  • Statement of educational philosophy and goals for the degree
  • Signed disposition sheet
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (will accept the graduate school on-line recommendations). At least one recommendation must be from a supervisor who has directly observed the applicant's work with children. The other recommendation may be from an employer who has directly supervised the applicant's work experiences. Recommendations should provide detailed descriptions of professional qualities and potential for teaching.
  • 3-4 page essay that addresses these issues: Why are you interested in applying to this program? What special skills do you have in elementary education as a teacher with a focus on science and mathematics? What professional contributions have you made to your school and/or district?

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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