M.Sc. On Campus

Elementary Education

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

12 months
931 USD/credit 29792 USD/year
931 USD/credit 29792 USD/year
424 USD/credit 13568 USD/year
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This Elementary Education program from University of Wisconsin - River Falls is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in an area other than education who want to become certified to teach in an elementary or early childhood classroom.


The Elementary Education program from University of Wisconsin - River Falls has been revised to meet the needs of our students and to align with the licensing requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI).  Students will complete requirements for their teaching license within two years and can choose to complete a master’s degree with one additional course.

Key Features

  • Completion of Wisconsin certification requirements for Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (grades preK-6) while pursuing the master's degree.
  • Field experiences during the day in elementary and early childhood settings are integrated throughout the program.
  • Year-round classes are held during the evenings in combination with online and summer coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • Historical, Philosophical and Multicultural Foundations of Education
  • Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Curriculum and Early Childhood Methods
  • Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers
  • Literacy Methods: English Language Arts Assessment, Instruction and Intervention
  • Social Studies Methods and Children's Literature
  • Inclusive Education for English Learners and Students with Special Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a four-point scale) or an average of at least 2.90 based on the last 64 semester credits (90 quarter credits) of the undergraduate program
    • Completed application received with $56 processing fee
    • Any additional admissions requirements specific to your program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 931 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 931 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 424 USD per credit during 12 months.


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