M.Ed. in Elementary Education

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Enhance your skills to continue supporting young learners

An enriching learning and classroom experience is key for young students. Mercer’s Master of Education in Elementary Education enhances the knowledge and skills of currently certified educators in grades P through 5. Current teachers will learn how to continue supporting the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of young learners and gain tools for adapting teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of students. Educators with a Level 4 certification in Elementary Education will be eligible to upgrade their teaching certificate to a master’s level (Level 5) upon program completion. Individuals may also pursue up to two endorsements as part of the program in the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Coaching
  • Computer Science
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted
  • Mathematics (K-5)
  • Online Teaching
  • Reading
  • Science (K-5)
  • STEM

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s M.Ed. in Elementary Education is a fully online program, and students have the same access to faculty and campus resources as those taking courses in-person. Students may also schedule optional face-to-face meetings with faculty. Classes meet in eight-week terms, and students may complete the program in 12-16 months.

Expand your knowledge

Through program curriculum, students will gain knowledge in:

  • Understanding the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical characteristics and needs of young children and how to create supportive and engaging learning environments
  • Understanding how young children differ in their capabilities and approaches to learning and how teaching strategies and the learning environment can be adapted to meet diverse needs
  • Understanding the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to young adolescent development
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of the young child
  • Demonstrating competency in developing, implementing, and evaluating a broad spectrum of formative and summative assessment strategies

Learn more about our M.Ed. in Elementary Education

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

I felt very prepared to enter the classroom because of my experience with Mercer. With my master's program, I was able to expand my knowledge to help the students in my community and build bridges with my families. I want families and students to remember me because of the relationships I built with them, and I owe that all to Mercer.

Crystal Tucker
M.Ed. Elementary Education, '20
4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Northside Elementary School

Meet Our Faculty

Mercer’s Tift College of Education is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing students to become transforming educators within their communities and throughout the world.