Master of Education in the Field of Elementary Education

The master of education in the field of elementary education degree program is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in the arts and sciences. The program includes coursework for students who wish to become eligible for licensure/certification for teaching at the elementary school level (grades 1 to 6). Additional coursework in content areas may be needed to meet specific jurisdictional requirements for licensure/certification.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

Program Entry: Summer (Full Time, 1 Year Cohort), Fall (Part Time, 2 Year Cohort)
Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
Campus: Main Campus
Application Requirements - Online Application
- Resume
- Statement of Purpose
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts (unofficial)
- Writing sample (should consist of an academic paper written for undergraduate studies, a professional paper, or published academic or professional work with full citation)
- Application Fee
*Additional application requirements may exist for international applicants (https://gsehd.gwu.edu/admissions/international-applicants)

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-9283 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits in required courses and successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.

Required
Foundations
CPED 6604Perspectives in American Education
CPED 6606Theories of Learning and Development
CPED 6608Development and Diversity
SPED 6290Affective Development and Behavior Management in Special Education
Methodology
CPED 6410Reading Children’s Literature across the Curriculum
CPED 6412Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (Math)
CPED 6412Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (Science)
CPED 6412Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (Language Arts)
CPED 6412Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (Social Studies)
CPED 6623Foundations of Reading Development
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
Internship
CPED 6635Professional Internship in Elementary Education (taken for 6 credits)
Successful completion of comprehensive examination.