Master of Education in Elementary Education

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator
Dr. Nile Stanley
nstanley@unf.edu
(904) 620-1849
Building 57, Room 2216
ADMISSIONS
Application InformationApplications are accepted fall, spring, and summer terms.
Application DeadlinesFall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . March 15
Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

 Additional program requirements:(Professional Education concentration only)

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three letters of reference 

 

Additional program requirements:(Literacy concentration only)  

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Copy of teaching certificate or evidence of eligibiligy (Literacy concentration only)
    • (i.e. graduation from a state-approved teacher education program)
     

Additional program requirements:  (TESOL concentration only)

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Written statement of 500-1000 words that includes the following information: 
    • reasons for seeking admission into the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program
    • professional goals
    • how the program will help attain goals

 

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement may contact the Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL program director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

 

 

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met. 

 

 

For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

THE PROGRAM
Program Overview

The Master of Education in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Professional Education, is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue an in-depth study at the graduate level.  The program consists of 36 semester hours of core and major requirements.  The program does not carry additional endorsements.

 

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is designed to meet the needs of students with a teacher certification who wish to pursue a graduate degree.  This particular program does not certify teachers or carry any additional endorsements. 

 

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy is an advanced study program that does not carry certification or any additional endorsements.  The program consists of 39 semester hours of core and major requirements.  This program is intended for individuals who wish to gain more knowledge in the field of literacy. 

Concentrations Offered
  • Professional Education
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Literacy
Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs offered with Elementary Education are not eligible for financial aid except for students pursuing their initial teacher certification. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility. 

 

INFORMATION
AccreditationNCATE -- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
FLDOE -- Florida Department of Education
Curriculum & RequirementsProfessional Education Curriculum
TESOL Curriculum
Literacy Curriculum
Total Program
Credit Hours
Initial Certification: 60; All Others: 36
Average Length
of the Program
Two years
Approximate Enrollment60
Community ConnectionsThis program educates those will teach in public and private schools through northeast Florida.
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