Refine Your Teaching Skills for First Through Eighth Grade Classrooms
Enhance and refresh your knowledge in leading in the elementary and middle school classroom with the regionally accredited Master of Education in Elementary Education. This elementary education program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, is designed for licensed teaching professionals to help them refine instructional methods and expand their understanding of advanced content. The rigorous curriculum works to develop you into an informed educator ready to meet the diverse demands of both traditional and nontraditional school settings.
In the MEd in elementary education program, you review prescribed lesson strategies and assess classroom and individual plans to improve student outcomes. Through advanced research, you propose solutions to current issues in education, such as student literacy and teaching English language learners. Observational practicums integrated into your program enhance your ability to teach, lead and succeed in culturally and intellectually diverse first through eighth grade schoolrooms.
Learn the Foundation of Elementary Education
The MEd in elementary education degree intertwines evidence-based theory with advanced teaching methods to improve learning. Evaluate instructional strategies for multiple content areas, including English as a second language (ESL), health, social studies, math and science, and complete observational and practice-based experiences to develop a heightened understanding of a comprehensive education.
What You Will Learn
Learn to Use Collaboration to Increase Student Learning
Throughout this elementary education degree program, you review the following topics:
- The construction, analysis and interpretation of psychological tests to measure learning outcome
- Using collaboration to increase instructional effectiveness and student learning
- The nature, origins and history of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
- Human learning and cognition
- Humanistic, transpersonal and existential psychology in relation to motivation, needs, love and existence
- Theories of inquiry and appropriate tests and measures
Forge a New Career Path in Education
As a graduate of this MEd in elementary education degree program, you have the skills to pursue teaching positions within public, private and alternative educational settings. Potential career titles include elementary education teacher, child development specialist or child advocate.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.