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Elementary Education Generalist

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.): Professional License (1-6) or Non-Licensure

Build your expertise in elementary education.

The approaches you use as an educator directly impact how well your students grasp material—and how much they can achieve. Factors ranging from curriculum to pedagogy and content areas all work together to create meaningful classroom experiences that help your students reach their potential. With our online Elementary Education Generalist program, you’ll enhance your knowledge and abilities in these areas to become a more effective educator.

Discover the latest assessment, research, and delivery methods as you explore current issues in elementary education. Our program covers trends in educational practice and policy, curriculum theory and development, and equity in education. You’ll gain experience in these topics along with content areas such as:

  • Literacy
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts

With specialization options in English Language Learners (ELL), math, and literacy, you can increase your understanding of subjects that are most relevant to your teaching career. The skills you learn through our in-depth coursework will prepare you to inspire your students and advance your career.

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Program Structure

100% Online

33 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
What are the benefits of an online master's degree program?

Because our online master’s in curriculum and instruction program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

Gain Skills and Expertise
Our elementary master’s degree program prepares you to:
National average salary for teachers.
Graduates with master's degrees in education enjoy excellent employment opportunities, with average salaries of over $60,000 a year, according to the National Education Association.

Source: National Education Association, Ranking of the States 2019 and Estimates of School Statistics 2020 (July 2020)
Rita Gordon
Elementary Education, Math Education
Rita Gordon
Rita Gordon is co-director of the Elementary Education programs and director of the Math M.Ed. She brings a rich skill set from her many years of experience in educational administration PreK through adults, a strong commitment to public schools, and a positive learning environment that is supportive, professional, and dynamic.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Important Licensure Information

All Lesley University educator licensure programs comply with current Massachusetts educational requirements, as specified. In addition, Massachusetts participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which makes it possible for an educator to have their Massachusetts license/s recognized across the United States. Depending on your professional goals, where you reside or plan to teach, and the licensure structures that exist within that state, there are diverse pathways to licensure that may be relevant. In accordance with Lesley University’s institutional participation in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and with federal regulations, Lesley University strongly encourages prospective applicants who intend to pursue licensure in a state other than Massachusetts review the Lesley University Licensure and Credentialing page for more information.

Graduate Elementary Education Programs


Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Elementary Education Generalist
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 33
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    Registration Fees
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    Degree Completion Fee
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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