Make an impact in your elementary classroom and learn how to help your students become successful, thriving learners.

Take your classroom instruction to the next level with Southeastern University’s online MEd in Elementary Education. Designed for teachers who already have a bachelor’s degree, you’ll discover innovative, modern teaching methods and time-tested fundamentals for teaching any subject area, while learning from faculty who have decades of experience in education. This combination of practical experience and academic excellence has made our College of Education graduates highly sought after by employers.

Key topics explored in the curriculum of the master’s in elementary education online degree include:

  • Cognitive, affective and psychomotor development in PreK-12 students
  • Learning theory and its application in the classroom
  • Curriculum development with an understanding of diverse learners
  • Student assessment and the role it plays in effective teaching
  • Development, administration and analysis of test results
  • Qualitative and quantitative research in educational environments
  • Classroom strategies for teaching exceptional students

Additionally, our master’s in elementary education online program will allow you to explore advanced teaching methods in a variety of areas of study, including literacy, language arts, science, math, creative arts and social studies.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

Our master’s in elementary education online program consists of 36 credits. Thirty credits are dedicated to the core curriculum of the degree. An additional six credits of graduate level electives in either EDUC, ESED or TESL are required.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MEd in elementary education program must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university OR
  2. Hold an official GRE score OR
  3. Have three years of teaching experience

Courses required to complete the program.

Earn your degree faster by transferring your credits

How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s master’s in education online program, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • An essay on the topic: “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references: one professional and one personal

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $375 per credit hour $13,500
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $14,700

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive scholarships and/or grants, and including student loans, the average financial aid award is more than $27,000.

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Career Outcomes

Our master’s in elementary education online program provides you with the necessary skills to pursue your calling. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Elementary Administrator
  • Curriculum Coordinator

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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