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graduate icon Elementary Education M.Ed.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Elementary Education is a graduate degree designed for teachers who wish to pursue advanced preparation in a specific content area at the elementary level (reading, mathematics or science).

The teacher functions as a collaborator with parents and children to focus on strategies for enhancing effective child learning. Therefore, all ECEE coursework and instruction will incorporate reflective practice, collaboration, theories of child development, strategies for managing classrooms and affirming diversity.

The degree program provides graduates with the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve as effective teachers and decision makers in their schools and communities.

Teachers who apply for the program choose one area of content concentration: Elementary Literacy, Elementary Literacy in Reading Recovery, Elementary Mathematics or Elementary Science.

Students who are in the Elementary Literacy in Reading Recovery, Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Science concentrations may receive an endorsement. Once students complete the course work for the endorsement, they should complete the CEHD Endorsement Completion form here.

Course description and classes

View the GSU Graduate Catalog 

Program Contact

Lynn C. Hart, program coordinator
Questions should be directed to eceeadmissions@gsu.edu.

For information on program application requirements, application deadlines and how to apply, please visit our graduate admissions page.