Elementary Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.Ed. On Campus
18 months
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Most students in the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program from University of North Carolina Wilmington are employed full-time as teachers who take one or two courses during fall and spring semesters plus courses during the summer. 


The Master of Education in Elementary Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington offers:

  • Flexible online format designed to accommodate working professionals
  • Combined perspectives of theory, research, and practice
  • Advanced study of content in the areas of science, math, social studies and language arts
  • Integrated approach to curriculum design that values students’ varied experiences and influences
  • Action research, inquiry, and technology integration projects
  • Critical approaches for teaching for diverse learners and global awareness
  • Elective special topics courses to “customize” the curriculum
  • Optional intensive study offered in Math, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) that can lead to add-on licensure in these content areas
  • Opportunities for international experiences
  • Strong preparation for effective teaching and leadership

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Action Research for Elementary Educators 
  •  Advanced Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom 
  • Special Topics in Education
  • Advanced Teaching of Language and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
  • Arts Integration Across the Curriculum
  • Special Topics in Education 
  • Advanced Diverse Learners 
  • Advanced Teaching of Science in the Elementary Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Elementary Education graduate program are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:An application for graduate admission

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GPA of "B" (3.0) or better recommended in undergraduate work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • 2-3 page typed letter of interest which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18548 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4720 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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