Why Elms for your Master of Education degree?

  • Deepen your subject area expertise.
  • Customize your coursework to meet professional goals.
  • Earn credits to independently apply for professional licensure.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program serves as an enrichment degree designed to promote the professional development of experienced teachers.  It offers teachers wide flexibility to plan programs to meet professional goals, and to expand their expertise in their fields of interest. Credits earned in the M.Ed. program can be used by initially-licensed teachers to document their readiness for professional licensure. The M.Ed. does not lead to teacher licensing.

Professional Licensure: Concentrations

For students seeking a graduate program in which to earn 12 credits of graduate work in their field of licensure, the Elms College M.Ed. program can be used to apply independently to the state for professional licensure. This program can also be used as an enrichment degree for professionally-licensed educators in a variety of fields:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • General Science
  • History
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Moderate Disabilities
  • Socioemotional Learning

Application Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcript
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement


Click to view course requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.).

M.Ed. Requirements

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
EDU 5106Introduction to Technology in Education3
EDU 6100Research and Professional Practice3
Choose one: SOC 5800 Racial & Cultural Groups (formerly SOC 580) or EDU 6502 Issues in ESL (formerly EDU 652)3
Choose any eight electives (24 credits)