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Online Master of Education in Elementary Education

Gain elementary education experience

Fully online classes

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration1 year
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours37

Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • Test scores are not required
  • Two start dates per year
  • Financial aid available
  • One endorsement included

Advance in rewarding elementary education careers

Are you a working educator interested in career advancement? From here, you can.

Brenau’s Master of Education in Elementary Education teaches you to take active roles in planning, implementing and evaluating effective teaching practices. You’ll graduate ready to make informed, reflective decisions about content, pedagogy and educating young learners.

Thrive in enriching education settings

With your online Master of Education degree in elementary education, you can pursue a higher salary as an elementary school teacher, school program director and instructional leader.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment in education occupations will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031,1 and the demand for kindergarten and elementary school teachers will grow 4% during that time frame.2

Gain teaching expertise in 100% online classes

37 credit hours

12 courses

In addition to a core of courses in methods, professional development and education research, you will complete one endorsement. Choose from English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), math, reading or science.

Course spotlights

  • ED 701 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • ED 771 Methods of Educational Research
  • ED 620 Advanced Language Arts Methods: Elementary Education
Curriculum Details

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No GRE/GMAT required

No application fee

The online master’s degree in elementary education offers two start dates per year. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online M.Ed. in Elementary Education, you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and PSC level 4 certification in Elementary Education
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Copy of current teaching certificate
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will further your career. Along with affordable tuition, this program is eligible for financial aid.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

The coursework in the online elementary education master’s degree is taught by faculty who listen to the concerns and needs of teachers in practice. We continually update the curriculum to reflect today’s teaching environments.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online master’s degree in elementary education, you can:

  • 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 your potential employment options and career advancement.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 9, 2023, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers.” Oct. 4, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 9, 2023, from