MEd in Elementary Education - Careers

Knowledge You Can Take Straight to Class

Careers in elementary education are experiencing healthy growth. Kindergarten and elementary school teacher positions are expected to grow 17 percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Related to careers in elementary education, instruction coordinator positions are projected to grow 20 percent, according to the BLS. With an MEd in Elementary Education, careers in education can be enhanced and broadened.

Learning Outcomes

The MEd in Elementary Education degree combines theory with hands-on, practical experience in a real classroom.

As you work toward earning your initial teaching licensure or additional endorsement for careers in elementary education, you will explore a wide variety of vital topics, including:

  • The use of technology to enhance student learning and achievement.
  • Concepts, methods, techniques and material necessary to effectively teach social studies and fine art.
  • How to prepare developmentally appropriate learning experiences that promote investigation, problem solving and exploration.
  • Effective practices to support the development of reading and language.
  • How to apply scientifically based instructional strategies to promote learning.
  • Understanding classroom literacy environments that encourage the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • An in-depth examination of literary genre and categories found in children's literature.
  • An introduction to the issues related to children with disabilities and the educational implications for participation within the regular classroom.
  • Concepts of mathematics for grades K-8.

Elementary Education Resources

To learn more about potential Elementary Education jobs and other resources for teachers, check out the following professional development organizations: 

Professional Organizations and Associations

National Education Association
The mission of the NEA is to advocate for education professionals and to unite members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
The mission of NASET is to provide support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs, as well as promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children.

New Hampshire Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student.

University Council for Education Administration
The UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

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