Elementary Education, M.Ed. | Part time online | Northern Arizona University | United States
12 months
416 USD/credit 12480 USD/year
416 USD/credit 12480 USD/year
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If you’re craving interaction with fellow teachers and mentors in Elementary Education, consider taking coursework for continuing professionals. In the Elementary Education program of the Northern Arizona University you’ll advance your skills in K-8 education and emerge with the promise that you’ll be even more adept at shaping the character and future of all the children in your classroom.


At the Elementary Education program of the Northern Arizona University you’ll focus on curriculum design and development, teaching methods, and application of strategies in your classroom that will help you reach all your students.  Please note that this degree program does not lead to state certification in Arizona.

Purpose Statement

The MEd Elementary Education degree program provides students with the necessary framework for augmenting knowledge and skills related to teaching K through 8th grades.  This degree offers students, typically practicing teachers, the opportunity to enhance their content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge emphasizing current research. Students have the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, educational foundations, and educational research.

Student Learning Outcomes

CAEP K-6 Elementary Teacher Preparation Standards

Standard 1 – Understanding and Addressing Each Child’s Developmental and Learning Needs 

Candidates use their understanding of child growth and development, individual differences, and diverse families, cultures and communities to plan and implement inclusive learning environments that provide each child with equitable access to high quality learning experiences that engage and create learning opportunities for them to meet high standards. They work collaboratively with families to gain a holistic perspective on children’s strengths and needs and how to motivate their learning. 

Standard 2 – Understanding and Applying Content and Curricular Knowledge for Teaching 

Candidates demonstrate and apply understandings of major concepts, skills, and practices, as they interpret disciplinary curricular standards and related expectations within and across literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. 

Standard 3 – Assessing, Planning, and Designing Contexts for Learning 

Candidates assess students, plan instruction and design classroom contexts for learning. Candidates use formative and summative assessment to monitor students’ learning and guide instruction. Candidates plan learning activities to promote a full range of competencies for each student. They differentiate instructional materials and activities to address learners’ diversity. Candidates foster engagement in learning by establishing and maintaining social norms for classrooms. They build interpersonal relationships with students that generate motivation and promote students social and emotional development. 

Standard 4 – Supporting Each Child’s Learning Using Effective Instruction 

Candidates make informed decisions about instruction guided by knowledge of children and assessment of children’s learning that result in the use of a variety of effective instructional practices that employ print, and digital appropriate resources. Instruction is delivered using a cohesive sequence of lessons and employing effective instructional practices. Candidates use explicit instruction and effective feedback as appropriate, and use whole class discussions to support and enhance children’s learning. Candidates use flexible grouping arrangements, including small group and individual instruction to support effective instruction and improved learning for every child. 

Standard 5- Developing as a Professional 

Candidates promote learning and development of every child through participation in collaborative learning environments, reflective self-study and professional learning, and involvement in their professional community. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations Of Reading Instruction
  • Reading In The Content Area
  • Human Development
  • Educational Psychology Applied To Learning
  • Child Psychology
  • Cultural Foundations Of Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 12 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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