Master of Education in Elementary Education

"Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves." ~ Jean Piaget

Elementary Education M.Ed.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education is a 30-hour fully online program that provides advanced study for teachers who already hold the Class B Professional Elementary Education (K-6) Certificate. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Elementary Education (K-6) certificate.

Course of Study 

Admission Requirements 


(Application will be considered incomplete until all items are received.)

  • The Application for Admission to the Graduate School. 

Application and all supporting documents must be received prior to the semester of entry deadline.  Application and semester deadlines are available at

  •  Official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, regardless of whether credit was earned.
  •  Passing score on 1) Evidence of passing Praxis score that was required for initial Class B certification in area OR 2) score on either MAT or GRE (including the Analytical Writing section). 
  •  Copy of valid Alabama Class B Professional Elementary Certificate.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to your scholarship and/or professional abilities.
  •  Two page narrative on your career goals and purpose for graduate study.

Academic Advisor:       

Rebecca McMahon Giles, Ph.D.

Ph: (251) 380-2899