Wayne State College

Elementary Education Master's Degree Online

Courses for the online master's program in Elementary Education

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Elementary Education
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. Students will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the elementary education focus area, and electives.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundmentals of Curriculum Development PK-16 (3)
  • EDU 674 History/Philosophy of Education (3)

Elementary Education concentration: 15 credit hours 

  • EDU 600 Literacy through Literature for Children (3)
  • EDU 604 Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • EDU 612 Social Sciences in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • EDU 613 Science in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • EDU 614 Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Learn more about State Authorization and Reciprocity.