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Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction, MSE

Grow Professionally!

The MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction offers courses that are relevant to you as an elementary or early childhood educator. Our program is designed to address the five areas of accomplished teaching as described by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for the early and middle childhood education areas.


Entirely Online

Our program is offered entirely online! This means you are able to complete the coursework from any location. Class assignments and project work can be completed in the time frames that best suit your work and life schedule!

Program Outcomes

As a graduate of our MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction, you will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to students and their learning.
  • Think systematically about your practice and learn from experience.
  • Demonstrate your commitment as a member of learning communities.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program, you must:

  • have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5
  • submit proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories and have graduated from an NCATE or regionally accredited university
  • submit a copy of your last summative teaching evaluation (i.e., a PBTE or similar evaluation form), or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


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