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Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Elementary Education emphasis
The Masters of Education (M.Ed) program in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in Elementary Education allows educators to gain master's level understanding and content specialization in elementary education. This prepares educators to be leaders in elementary schools in kindergarten through 8th grade.
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This program helps teachers continue their professional growth and advance in competence in their work in elementary school classrooms. The program may be used to develop an academic specialization of work with elementary school children or to explore a field of specialization for present or future professional goals.
Aside from the M.Ed. degree, other education programs are available. Visit gvsu.edu/coe/grad for details.
Why Study Instruction and Curriculum at Grand Valley?
- Career-oriented. The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional renewal and development of educators.
- Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, field placement, and certification.
- Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.
- Financial Aid
- The Graduate School
- Course Catalog
- Education, General Programs
- Education, Elementary to Middle Teaching Programs
For More InformationCollege of Education
401 W. Fulton St, Building C
Deadline for fall semester is May 15; winter deadline is September 15; spring/summer deadline is February 15. Early application is strongly encouraged, those received after the deadline will be considered for the next cycle. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
Location & Format
Classes for graduate students in this major meet in a combination of online and in-seat at the downtown Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format: Hybrid
All Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs require a minimum of 33 semester hours.
- P-12 teaching
- School administration
- College level professional and administrative positions