Master of Education in Elementary Education

This program is designed for working teachers at a pace best suited to their busy lives. It prepares educators professionally and spiritually to lead the way in service to their students. While enrolled in Southeastern University’s MEd program, you will cultivate lasting, Christ-centered relationships and learn among a group of supportive faculty and peers. At Southeastern, we realize that educators work in a variety of environments and have diverse career goals. That’s why we ensure that our degree will be valuable in the classroom, no matter how you plan to use it.

Choose from these options to complete the practicum:

  • National Board Professional Teacher Standards Certification
  • Completion of a capstone project, portfolio, action research project or master’s thesis
  • Substitute two courses with the prefixes EDUC, ESED, or TESOL in lieu of the practicum

National Board Professional Teacher Standards Certification
To be eligible to sit for the NBPTS examination upon completion of the MEd program, a teacher must have the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary school, middle school, or high school level
  • A valid state teaching license held during tenure as an educator or, where a license is not required, have taught in public or private schools recognized and approved to operate by the state

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: 18 to 24 months; full-time (9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (3–6 credit hours per semester)
Program Delivery: Online classes
Tuition: $375 per credit hour

Admissions Requirements

  • Submit an application to
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or an official GRE score, or completion of three successful years of teaching
  • A writing sample
  • Two references (professional and personal)


Core Courses
All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
EDUC 5013 Human Development
EDUC 5023 Curriculum and Diverse Learners
EDUC 5433 Research Based Practices of Reading and Writing Instruction
EDUC 5043 Advanced Methods of Teaching Health
EDUC 5053 Advanced Methods of Teaching Science
EDUC 5063 Advanced Methods of Teaching Math
EDUC 5073 Advanced Methods of Teaching Creative Arts
EDUC 5083 Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Studies
EDUC 5193 Measurement and Assessment
EDUC 5113 Educational Research
EDUC 5126 Practicum (NBPTS portfolio development or thesis) (6 credits)