Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. with Certification in Elementary Education (K-6)

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Elementary Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


The Ed.M. program with (K-6) teacher certification in elementary education is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree and who wish to pursue certification and a master’s degree in education at the same time. Certificates are recommended only in conjunction with the completion of the requirements for the Ed.M. degree.

The program has four major goals:

  • to foster a vision of learning as an active process in which students construct their own knowledge and understandings;
  • to foster a vision of teaching that promotes depth of understanding and problem solving rather than mere curriculum coverage and that recognizes children’s individual and cultural differences;
  • to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable about current research in learning, teaching, and child development so they can make informed decisions about educational practice and help to bring about change in schools; and
  • to prepare prospective teachers to be teacher-researchers who reflect on their own practice.


Applications can be completed online. Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 for the fall term. Students are admitted only once a year to the postbaccalaureate program.

Program Requirements

In order to earn the master's degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements and liberal arts credits, and pass the portfolio.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Amy Lewis.