Focus on Differentiated Elementary Instruction
Learn how to help young children of varying abilities with SNHU's courses in Elementary Education and Special Education master's program.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education degree curriculum includes a 45-credit, 14-course pathway offering a strong foundation in elementary education topics and specific special education courses. New Hampshire residents can take this program online and at our Manchester campus. The program culminates in a 16-week, full-time, supervised practicum in an elementary school, including an eight-week program under the supervision of a certified special education teacher.
Students seeking initial licensure must pass the Praxis I before applying to the student-teaching portion of the program. Prior to student-teaching placement, candidates must also pass the Praxis II test in the elementary content area.
Students who are already certified teachers seeking an additional endorsement will have a customized 42-credit track where student teaching is replaced with an internship course. Please speak with an admission counselor for more details. All courses are three credits unless otherwise noted.
EDU 503 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education*
EDU 533 Learning Through Technology*
EDU 535 Early Childhood Health and Science
EDU 537 Social Studies/Arts for Young Children
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction*
RDG 503 Emerging and Early Literacy Development
RDG 504 Content Area Literacy
RDG 582 Assessing and Instruction Students with Reading Difficulties
SPED 501 Students with Exceptionalities*
SPED 521 Behavior Management
SPED 525 Curriculum Integration for Students with Exceptionalities
SPED 561 IEP: Assessment, Consultation and Collaboration
* Required for teacher certification program (TCP)
Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification