M.Sc. Online

Elementary Education

Minnesota State University Mankato

24 months
8747 USD/year
5329 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Elementary Education program at Minnesota State University Mankato is an asynchronous online program that prepares in-service, licensed K-12 teachers from around the world to be leaders in the field of elementary education. 


Key Features

This program includes coursework that focuses on applying research and theory to classroom practice. The program requires students to select “track” of specialization in STEM, mathematics, or as a generalist. Thus, the program can be tailored for individual interests. The tracks within the MS in Elementary Education program can also lead to a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Pedagogy and/or work toward the Graduate Certificate in Reading. 

In addition to the coursework completed for the selected track, students also complete research/capstone coursework. There is additional electives, so students can select coursework that is particularly relevant to their work and interests.  

The MS in Elementary Education at Minnesota State University Mankato is designed to influence teachers’ ability to design and enact effective assessment and instruction for the diverse needs of all children in elementary school and, further, supports teachers to be consumers and producers of scholarship that informs effective instructional practices. 

Therefore, educators in the MS in Elementary Education program complete a capstone project that demonstrates their ability to synthesize scholarship in a specific area and communicate the practical implications of that scholarship to other educators in meaningful ways in order to influence and improve educators' instructional practice.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teacher as Researcher: Classroom Inquiry

  • Integrating 21st Century Skills in the Diverse Classroom

  • Scholarly Writing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application. All applications must be completed online.
  • Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
  •  International applicants must submit the required financial affidavit. Please note that a graduate assistantship most likely will not cover the entire cost of attending Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8747 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8747 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5329 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5329 USD per year during 24 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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