Elementary Education (M.S.)
Strengthen your skills as an elementary school teacher through advanced study in instruction, assessment, and educational theory and research.
Ranked No. 9 among online master’s programs in elementary education by thebestschools.org, UND’s M.S. in Elementary Education advances your skills and prepares you to be a master teacher and teacher leader.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2+ years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Master's Degree in Elementary Education Online?
Designed for licensed teachers as well as non-licensed individuals interested in a research-oriented program of study, UND's online M.S. in Elementary Education prepares you to serve as an active agent of learning for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
The program combines theory and research with practical experience. Through online coursework and real classroom experiences, you will learn advanced educational methods and prepare to create student-centered learning environments.
As a student in the online master's program, you will:
- Become more confident, responsive and reflective as an educational decision maker
- Plan, implement and evaluate research strategies
- Examine teaching and learning practices to create productive and supportive environments
- Learn to meet the varied needs of diverse students and communities
The program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option, along with tracks focused on research and foundations.
Top Online Education Degree in the Nation
Every elementary education program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for education. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.
Accreditation by CAEP
All teacher education programs at UND are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Complete your degree 100% online with no required campus visits.
Engage in real classroom experiences with a three-credit teaching practicum.
Take advantage of student support services including online tutoring, library, tech support and advising.
Learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive experience in teaching graduate-level elementary education courses.
UND's online Master of Science in Elementary Education program offers exceptional preparation for a teaching career at the K-8 grade level. A master's degree not only expands your opportunities for career advancement but also increases your salary potential.
UND elementary education graduates are working as classroom 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