2020 Best Online Master's in Elementary Education Degrees

By OnlineU Staff | Updated March 9, 2020
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The 15 schools on this list are the best value options for obtaining an online master's degree in elementary education based on alumni salaries and low tuition rates. Graduates of the #1 school, California State University-Fullerton, report earning a median salary of $80,100. The #2 school, Western Governors University has an affordable annual tuition rate of $7,080 for its M.A. Teaching - Elementary Education.

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Online Master's in Elementary Education Overview

Program Requirements

Online master's programs usually take around two years to complete. Admission to a master's program will require a bachelor's degree, though it does not necessarily have to be in education. Tuition rates will vary depending on the program, but programs can be found for under $10,000 a year.


Classes that students might take during their studies include Foundations of Exceptionality, Curriculum Fundamentals, Teaching Mathematics, The Diverse Elementary Classroom, Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards, and Ethics, and Principles of Behavior Management. Student teaching may also be required.

After completing a master's program in elementary education and completing any additional requirements by their state to gain licensure, graduates will be ready to start working in elementary school classrooms.

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