Why study elementary education at UND?

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Designed for licensed teachers, the M.Ed. in Elementary Education prepares you to take your teaching skills to the next level.

There is no better place to be than UND for learning how to make a positive difference in the lives of students. As a graduate of this program, you will have advanced skills in pedagogy, content knowledge and more confidence in your ability to:

  • Improve student achievement and provide quality education to diverse students
  • Create supportive and productive learning environments
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the teaching and learning process
  • Make a broader contribution to the profession of education

Accredited Elementary Education Program

  • All teacher education programs at UND are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) serves as a framework for the courses in demonstrating what effective teachers should know and do in order to have a positive impact on student learning.

Master's in Elementary Education at UND

  • Complete your degree from anywhere in the world with our 100% online coursework and no required campus visits.

  • Learn from highly qualified full-time faculty members.

  • Tailor your program to your teaching interests and needs with nine credits of electives.

  • Participate in a teaching practicum in a learner-centered environment.

  • Complete a final thesis, independent study or independent project focused on an educational topic. 

Elementary Education Careers


Median annual salary for elementary school teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for elementary school teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

UND's M.Ed. in Elementary Education program prepares you to advance your career and increase your earning potential as an elementary school teacher.

Our graduates have gone on to rewarding careers as master teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists and teacher educators.

When You Earn a Master's Degree in Elementary Education

A master's degree in Elementary Education gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Primary Education
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Educational Technologies

UND Elementary Education Alumni

Elementary Education alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • West Fargo School District 6
  • Fargo Public Schools

Elementary Education Courses You Could Take

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Top Online Master's Program in the Nation

UND's master's in elementary education is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online education program in the nation. Our program consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes. 

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Leaders in Education

Furthering your education at UND will help you gain confidence and stand out among your peers.