Elementary Education M.Ed. (Online)
The Master of Education in Elementary Education is a 30-hour fully online program that provides advanced study for teachers who already hold the Class B Professional Elementary Education (K-6) Certification. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Elementary Education (K-6) Certification.
Students can start any semester and have the opportunity to complete the 30-hour master’s program in a one to two year time frame.
South’s graduate program in Elementary Education helps create the kinds of teachers that students will remember for the rest of their lives. The program has been designed for teachers who seek to continue their professional growth in education and want the stimulation and support of learning with other passionate and committed individuals.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
*USA students applying to a USA graduate program in the College of Education and Professional Studies should complete a transcript request form (PDF) found on the University Registrar's Office website.
In the Name/Organization field for the transcript recipient write, "USA Graduate School". There is no charge associated with this request. This option applies only to USA transcripts for students applying to USA graduate programs.
- GPA Requirement: A minimum overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on the GPA
used as the basis for granting the degree and posted on the official transcript from
a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned OR a 2.5 GPA
on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work posted on the official
transcript from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned.
GPA Exception: Individuals who have earned a bachelor 's degree from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned and who do not have a qualifying GPA for admission may seek admission based on a qualifying score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For the GRE, this standard is defined as having a score at the 50th percentile on all of the following subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. For the Miller Analogies Test, students must have a score at or above the 50th percentile based on the total group percentile rank score. For Alternative Class A programs, applicants must submit a qualifying alternate score on the Alabama-prescribed Praxis subject-area test.
- A valid bachelor’s-level Class B Professional Educator Certificate in the same teaching
field in which the Class A Professional Educator Certificate is sought.
- Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study (Upload document within application in WebAdmit).