Make a Positive Impact on Future Generations by Earning an Online Elementary Education Degree
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in elementary education is designed for individuals interested in teaching elementary education but not necessarily seeking licensure. With core courses in curriculum development, you will learn how to teach math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills.
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 a Master of Arts in Teaching program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Elementary Education Degree Program?
Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – 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. With this goal in mind, Liberty’s master’s in elementary education degree is designed to prepare candidates like you for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Our School of Education faculty members provide valuable and insightful perspectives on the content they teach, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions or present concerns regarding your educational courses.
We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making our master’s degree more affordable. With a full-time tuition rate of $415 per credit hour for our online education degree, you can broaden your professional capacity and make a bigger impact on your students for less.
What Will You Learn in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Online Elementary Education Degree?
Through an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Elementary Education degree, you can develop a balance of theoretical and practical training needed for real-world contexts. You will be able to explore the teaching-learning process, individual differences, motivation, exceptionality, and teaching methodology. Your courses will also prepare you to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles through in-depth research on human development, data collection and assessment, and application of research in school settings.
Our elementary education degree also covers topics in reading competency development and the proper use of educational technology in advancing teaching methods. Additionally, the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Elementary Education degree provides a comprehensive study of the American educational system and the emergence of the Christian School Movement. Your courses will review appropriate assessment and elementary curriculum development, specifically in the topics of teaching science and social studies.
- EDUC 634 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School
- EDUC 636 – Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
- EDUC 642 – Leadership and Supervision in Education
- EDUC 675 – Elementary Curriculum and Methods
Elementary Education Degree Program Highlights
Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs. At $415 per credit hour for full time, Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
- You can complete this online master’s degree in elementary education in under 2 years!
Elementary Education Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Education.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
- View the Graduate Education Course Guides (login required).
- Licensure is not available for this program.
- The School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) as an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP).
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
Potential Elementary Education Career Options
- Elementary school teacher*
- Private school elementary teacher
- Elementary school curriculum developer
- Sunday school teacher
- Children’s ministry teacher
*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 the Master of Arts in Teaching program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.
Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Elementary Education Program
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.