You’ve dedicated yourself to inspiring a love of learning in young minds. Now it’s time to take the next step in your career with a Master of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri. Our nationally ranked Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction degree is also fully accredited.
Designed specifically for working teachers, this program will help you become an expert and grow professionally while earning your master’s degree in a supportive community of learning. To customize your degree, you can choose from the following two areas of emphasis that will address your commitment to promoting student success.
Area 1: Accomplished Teacher – Designed to engage teachers in their implementation of effective classroom teaching, this area will provide you with support, feedback and intensive, individualized professional learning to improve your instructional practice.
Area 2: Instructional Coaching – Designed to meet the practical needs of instructional teacher leaders who are responsible for coaching, leading, mentoring and supporting teachers, this area provides focused attention to help you identify and advocate for effective teacher development.
You’ll also benefit from taking graduate courses that are relevant to elementary or early childhood educators. With specific training, you’ll be empowered to develop as a teacher, build instructional leadership skills and cultivate more approaches to impact the success of your own students. Our approach to curriculum and instruction will guide you to think critically about teaching techniques for future classrooms.
Flexible graduate Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction degrees to meet the needs of busy educators
UCM’s MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction is offered with flexible course options — enabling you to learn from any location and work at your own schedule. Through our master's program in Education, you’ll get flexibility, affordability and opportunities. Our graduate courses and project work can be completed in the timeframe that suits you, making this experience a good fit for educators looking to earn graduate Elementary Teaching degrees.
#1 Elementary Education Master’s online
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Flexible master’s program in Education
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Addresses 5 core teaching areas
UCM’s MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction takes a progressive approach to educational best practices. Our program coursework addresses the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching, with a focus on engaged and future-focused learning. Our master’s degree curriculum will guide you to think systematically about your practice and learn from your teaching experiences.
Core courses for our advanced, online Elementary Curriculum and Instruction degree program include:
As you earn your master’s in Elementary Education degree at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll grow your teaching skills and continue to build on your purpose of helping students develop academically, socially and emotionally.
Educators with advanced education master’s degrees earn 26% more per year compared to those with just bachelor’s in Elementary Teaching degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By pursuing your graduate degree in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri, you’re investing in your future for both your professional career and your earning potential.
Career pathways and opportunities for the advanced online master’s program in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction
Take a moment to explore options for future Elementary Education MSE teaching jobs using the interactive tool below. You can gain insights on teacher salaries, job outlooks and more.
UCM offers competitive tuition rates and a variety of resources to help you reach your academic and career goals. Look for ways to finance your pursuit of an advanced Elementary Education degree.
For graduate students seeking an Elementary Education MSE in Curriculum and Instruction, you may qualify to apply for the Dorothy Stockton Sims Scholarship for Non-Traditional Graduate Students in Elementary Education, among others.
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
We offer a variety of graduate programs in the College of Education to help you advance your career or further specialize in a field of study after you’ve earned your master’s degree.
Additional programs you may be interested in if you’re looking for Elementary Teaching degrees or other teaching areas of study include:
To be admitted to this program, you must: