Master of Education in Teaching & Learning - Elementary Education Online Degree Program

Master of Education - Teaching and Learning with a Cognate in Elementary Education

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Make a Positive Impact on Future Generations by Earning an Online Elementary Education Degree at Liberty University!

Liberty University's Master of Education in Teaching & Learning with a specialization in Elementary Education is designed for individuals interested in teaching elementary education, but not necessarily seeking licensure. With core courses covering curriculum development and understanding behaviors, you will also learn how to teach math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills. The online Elementary Education degree program will culminate in the completion of a directed practicum, through which you will gain invaluable experience in the world of education.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Elementary Education Degree Program?

Our M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education online degree strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers, and who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership. Concurrent with this goal, the Master’s in Elementary Education degree offered through the Liberty University School of Education is designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, we strive to produce Christ-centered elementary education teachers equipped with the ability to tackle a variety of subjects and learning styles with professionalism and mastery. The faculty members who provide instruction within our Elementary Education degree give valuable and insightful perspectives on the content learned as well as the availability to ask questions or present concerns regarding your educational courses.

Please note that the online Elementary Education degree is a non-licensure track. Students can switch to an M.Ed. that leads to licensure or Master of Arts in Teaching program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.


What Will You Learn in the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning Online Elementary Education Degree?

Through the process of obtaining your M.Ed. Teaching and Learning online Elementary Education degree, you will acquire a balance of theoretical and practical training needed real-world contexts. An overview of the teaching-learning process is explored in relation to the learning theory, individual differences, motivation, exceptionality, and teaching methodology. Research on human development, data collection and assessment, and application of research in school settings will prepare you for meeting the needs of a variety of learning styles.

Your Elementary Education degree will also cover how to assist students in developing skills for reading competency as well as proper use of educational technology in advancing teaching methods. The M.Ed. Teaching and Learning Elementary Education degree provides a comprehensive study of the American educational system and the emergence of the Christian School Movement. Developing appropriate assessments and elementary curriculum are reviewed, specifically focusing on teaching science and social studies.

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 Elementary Education Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online M.Ed. Teaching and Learning online Elementary Education degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this M.Ed. Teaching and Learning online Elementary Education degree program in under two years.

Accreditations and Awards

In addition to Liberty University’s SACSCOC ( Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) accreditation, Liberty’s School of Education has been accredited under NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) standards through the CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) Accreditation System.


Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Teaching (M.A.T.)
    • The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides a path for students with an education background to advance their teaching skills as well as provides students wanting to move into a rewarding new career in teaching with the opportunity to seek the credentials for licensure. The online MAT degree pairs advanced learning theory with an evidence-based practical methodology to equip teachers to help children and young adults in their educational journey.
  • Education Special Endorsements
    • Liberty University’s NCATE accredited Master of Education will prepare you for leadership roles in Christian, public, and private school systems. Coursework provides focused training for those seeking a position as a K-12 educator or those wanting to further their education.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

M.Ed. Teaching and Learning online Elementary Education Program Format

  • 100% online
  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Elementary Education Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Elementary Education Career Options

After completion of your M.Ed. Teaching and Learning online Elementary Education degree, you will be able to pursue a career as an Elementary School Teacher.