Elementary Education, Master of Education


The Elementary Education graduate program is designed for individuals that have previously earned their baccalaureate degree (in any subject) and would like to obtain elementary teaching certification and their master’s degree. The program offers concentrations in K-6 and K-8 teacher certification. Candidates are then recommended to the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) for certification. The curriculum addresses both state and national standards and integrates theory and practice in a balance of coursework and field experiences.

The curriculum requirements for the K-6 certification are listed below. To be certified as an elementary teacher for grades K-8, candidates must complete a content-area concentration in a core subject (mathematics, social studies, English language arts, or science), as defined by the most current NHDOE standards, and earn a passing grade on the middle school Praxis II exam in that same subject area.

Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the NHDOE. Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.


EL 5000 Social Behavior in a Diverse Society

EL 5100 Assessing Children’s Growth and Development

EL 5200 Curriculum Design for Social Studies, Health & Science

EL 5300 Differentiating Instruction, Assessment & Environment

EL 5400 Inclusive Supports and Accommodations

EL 5500 Integrating STEM into Project-Based Learning (PBL)

EL 5600 Teaching Children Mathematics

EL 5700 Elementary Literacy I

EL 5800 Elementary Literacy II

IN 5970 Integrating the Arts in Education

IN 5400 Imagination, Innovation & Creativity

LL 5050 Mainstream Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL)

EN 5000 Teacher Action Research

EL 5960 Internship in Elementary Teaching* (6 credits)



Admissions requirements for the MEd in Elementary Education requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee