Why earn a master's in elementary education online?

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Designed for licensed teachers, the Elementary Education master's 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 Master's in Elementary Education Program

Master's in Elementary Education Degree 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 master's degree to your teaching interests and needs with nine credits of electives.

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

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

What can I do with a master's in elementary education?


Median annual salary for elementary school teachers

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Anticipated job growth for elementary school teachers

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UND's master's in Elementary Education online 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.

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

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

Is a elementary education master's worth it?

Our graduates say yes! Our alumni have gone on to advance their career and salary at schools including:

  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • West Fargo School District
  • Fargo Public Schools
  • Rural schools throughout North Dakota and Minnesota

Elementary Education Degree Online Courses

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Best Elementary Education Master's Programs 

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

Earn Your Master's in Elementary Education at UND

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