Elementary Education, Master of Science (M.S.)

The M.S. in Elementary Education program prepares in-service, licensed K-12 teachers from around the world to be leaders in the field of elementary education. This program includes coursework that focuses on applying research and theory to classroom practice.

Program Highlights

  • CAEP accredited
  • Designed to influence teachers’ ability to design and enact effective assessment and instruction for the diverse needs of all children in elementary school .
  • Supports teachers to be consumers and producers of scholarship that informs effective instructional practices.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your work with learners addressing your professional competence.
  • Students with a GPA less than 3.0 will be considered for admission after successfully completing 6 graduate credits within the department with a grade of B or higher as a non-degree-seeking student.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Beth Beschorner
beth.beschorner@mnsu.edu
507-389-5652

Elementary & Literacy Education website