Program Overview

The Master of Education in Elementary Education program at Southeastern University is ideal for individuals who wish to become influential elementary school teachers or in related areas.  With a Christian-centered education, the program will teach students to foster successful learning in each child they teach.  Courses highlight skills and methods that work to develop successful educators in all of the major disciplines: language arts, reading, science, math, health, creative arts, and social studies.  The program may be completed within a student’s own time, and they can take between one and four courses each semester.  

Students will study the development of children including the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual factors.  Using this knowledge, they will explore the different ways of nurturing children based on each one’s unique abilities.  The testing portion will increase student’s abilities to create tests based on the children’s’ abilities, analyze the results of the tests, and how to respond to and redefine a program based on those results.  Curriculum courses will explore the evaluation of teaching manuals that school administrations and other publishers provide as well as how to create, implement, and refine curricula that will meet the needs of the students.

Students can select to conclude their studies with a portfolio, a curriculum creation project, an action-research project, or a master’s thesis.  The portfolio will be presented to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and becoming nationally certified will allow students to teach in any state.  Upon graduation students have the opportunity to pursue a variety of careers within an elementary school such as a curriculum writer, area administrator, private tutor, writer of test material, or other jobs involving teaching young children.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Southeastern University was established in 1935 in Alabama with the purpose of training pastors and missionaries, and later relocated to Lakeland in 1946. Today, the co-educational, private, not-for-profit liberal arts university continues to promote Christianity through well-rounded programs, including regularly scheduled chapel services, volunteer service, music programs, clubs and organizations, and intercollegiate and intramural sports.

    Southeastern University offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and has developed an online program to cater to the needs of working Christian adults pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees.


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