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Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.

The *Master’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus consists of 30 (thesis or project) or 36 (comprehensive exam) credit hours of coursework, and is built around the intent to address critical issues in today’s learning, teaching, and curriculum for pre-kindergarten to 6th grade learners. This graduate program allows students to select elementary education as an area of emphasis, with a focus in one of the following areas:

  • Literacy (Reading) Education
  • Mathematics and Science Education
  • TESOL Education
  • Technology in the classroom

Benefits of the program include:

Flexibility – Blended coursework that combines face-to-face sessions, online learning, and field experiences that make it the perfect options for the working professional.

Two Campus Locations – Students can apply to complete this graduate program at the full service KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park or in Lawrence, Kan.

Program Reputation – KU’s Master’s Degree in Elementary Education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.

Customizable Curriculum – With only a minimum of 12 credit hours required in general curriculum & instruction courses, students work with theirfaculty advisors to choose coursework that aligns with their individual professional needs and personal goals.

Professional Network – Instructors and fellow graduate students will offer a broad-based knowledge of the field, lifelong friends and fellow colleagues from their program.

Nationally-accredited Program – The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis in elementary education content. This program does not lead to initial teaching licensure.

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Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$538.80 $1,067.80

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Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager