Candidates admitted to the M.Ed. in Elementary Education must possess a Georgia induction of higher teaching certificate in early childhood education. Through the Master of Education degree in Elementary Education, elementary teachers will further their knowledge in their chosen field through advanced study and research, which will foster learning in the preschool through fifth grade (P-5) classroom. As part of the School of Education, the Master of Education in Elementary Education will continue the college’s mission to integrate faith, learning, and living within a biblical worldview to foster teachers who reflect and grow spiritually, intellectually, and professionally. Candidates will choose either a gifted, ESOL or reading endorsement area.

Hear from School of Education Assessment Coordinator, Dr. Cyndee Phillips on what will make Emmanuel’s Master of Elementary Education program unique! 

Class Format

Emmanuel Online offers a graduate education degree in Elementary Education and three endorsements (Gifted, ESOL, Reading). Endorsements can be taken during your degree program or as a stand-alone.

The M.Ed. can be completed in 3 semesters and is offered as an asynchronous online format. We employ a cohort model with 8-week courses. There are 3 start dates during the year (Fall, Spring, Summer).

All faculty members have extensive experience in K-12 education and excellent credentials.


Professional Development (18 hrs)
  • ED670 – Educational Assessment and Decision Making
  • ED500 – Advanced Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • ED550 – Applying Technology for Effective Instruction
  • ED509 – Collaborative Classrooms Through Differentiation
  • ED675 – Current Issues in Education
  • ED680 – School Law and Ethics in Education
Research (6 hrs)
  • ED551 – Methods of Educational Research
  • ED651 –  Teacher as Researcher (Action Research)

Endorsements – Choose One Pathway (9 hrs)

  •  ED610 – Advanced Reading Diagnostics and Correction Strategies
  • ED510 – Advanced Teaching Reading in Elementary School
  • ED515 – Advanced Reading and Writing in the Content Areas  
  • ED503 – Characteristics of Gifted Students 
  • ED570 – Assessment of Gifted Students 
  • ED600 – Programs, Curriculum, and Methods for Gifted Students 
  • ED505 – Foundations and Cultural Issues for Teaching ESOL 
  • ED512 – Language Acquisition for Teaching ESOL  
  • ED625 – Methods for Teaching ESOL

Click here for a downloadable version of the course curriculum and descriptions.