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Master of Education in Elementary Education

Build upon your existing knowledge and ability to increase your impact on students in pre-K to fifth grade.

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Further your understanding and implementation of optimal elementary education practices

The online master’s degree in elementary education at Brenau (formerly known as early childhood education) can be completed in one year. It’s ideal for current teachers who are interested in advanced learning about early childhood education research, specifically for infants and children in grades pre-K through fifth grade. Learn concepts that give deep insight into teaching and learning for today’s young student.

Brenau’s elementary education master’s degree helps you:

  • Discover and apply complex research findings to real-world situations in the classroom
  • Build a relationship between play and learning for young children
  • Design project-based curricula
  • Increase potential employment options and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your elementary education master’s degree

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and our writing center – all of which serve online students.

100% Online

Coursework for this degree is 100% online to better fit your busy life

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You’re getting a quality degree from a university with a quality accreditation

Accelerated format – graduate in one year

Graduate faster with most classes lasting just seven weeks


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Get you where you want to be in your career with a master’s in elementary education

Potential Careers

  • Elementary school principal
  • Daycare director
  • Child development specialist
  • School program director

National Average Salary

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals
$94,390
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Job Growth

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals
8%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


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  • Best Value

  • $713

    Cost per credit

  • 85%

    More than 85% of Brenau students receive some sort of financial assistance


The M.Ed. curriculum at Brenau is based on the skills and talents most desired in today’s education community

Core classes for the M.Ed. in elementary education include:

  • Computer Literacy in Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy in Multicultural Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Methods of Educational Research
  • Issues in Reading
  • Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • Advanced Language Arts Methods (ECE)
  • Advanced Math Methods (ECE)
  • Advanced Science Methods (ECE)
  • Advanced Social Studies Methods (ECE)
  • Advanced Curriculum Development & Analysis of Teaching
  • Comprehensive Examination

“Despite leading a very busy life, Brenau made it possible to still be a mom, wife, friend, full-time resource teacher and graduate student.”

— Janice Frampton, ‘15