Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-3 years
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Elevate your understanding of Elementary Education.
The Master of Education in Teaching examines the application of theory to instructional practice, classroom organization, curriculum development, public education and successful teaching practices for regular, special education and bilingual learners.

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Why earn a degree in Elementary Education Teaching Master's?

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers the Master of Education with a major in Teaching with EC–6 Core Subjects or Secondary Education Certification tracks. Specializations offered for EC-6 Elementary Education are ESL Supplemental and bilingual generalist.

You can earn your teacher certification and finish your master's degree by doing the following:

  • Enrolling in online coursework
  • Completing pre-clinical experiences
  • Completing student teaching or internships at accredited public schools
  • Enrolling in four more specialized master's online courses
Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Use data and technology
  • Organize people, materials, and resources
  • Teamwork
  • Think critically to solve problems

Elementary Education Teaching Master's Highlights

According to SR Education Group, the University of North Texas has been named one of the 2019 Best Online Colleges for Secondary Education and Elementary Education.
The College of Education is recognized as one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas.
Our education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in educator preparation.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration and the College of Education offer scholarships to help you pursue your education.
Other opportunities include working with professors on grants and projects and serving as an hourly graduate student assistant.

Elementary Education Teaching Master's Courses You Could Take

Curriculum Development for Culturally Diverse Learners (3 hrs)
Knowledge and skills required for the development and organization of curriculum and instructional strategies in diverse EC-12 classrooms.
Maintaining Classroom Discipline (3 hrs)
Models and procedures for classroom management and discipline, as well as techniques for motivating and instructing diverse student populations. Human relations strategies are discussed in great detail and methods for increasing parental involvement are also addressed.
Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education in EC–12 Settings (3 hrs)
Examination of historical and legal aspects of bilingual and English as a second language education in EC–12 settings, including program models for the education of bilingual and English language learners; also, an overview of theories of second language learning and their implications for practice in schools.
Assessing Language and Content Learning in EC–12 Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education (3 hrs)
Examination of issues related to assessment of language proficiency and cognitive abilities of EC–12 English language learners, including the importance of appropriate diagnostic testing to the teaching and learning process; a review of potential cultural bias in EC–12 assessment procedures for assessing eligibility of EC–12 students for special language programs.
Pedagogy of English as a Second Language for EC–12 Classrooms (3 hrs)
Examination of appropriate procedures and materials for academic content instruction and language development for English Language Learners (ELLs).

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