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Elementary Education Master’s Programs

Become a Better Teacher through Elementary Education Master’s Programs at BSU

Are you an experienced educator interested in continuing your education? Or are you working in another field but hope to become a teacher? No matter your career goals, we have elementary education master’s programs to meet your needs at Bridgewater State University.

Whether you’re interested in teacher licensure programs, earning a graduate degree in elementary education or moving on to master’s in elementary education jobs, we can help. Our Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers several elementary education master’s programs and concentrated areas of study to help you develop the strategies you need to meet your professional goals.

Elementary Education Master’s Program Highlights

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Flexible programming

Depending on the graduate degree in elementary education you choose, your classes will take place in person, online or a hybrid of the two. This provides you with flexibility as you earn your master’s in elementary education.

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Learn while doing

As you work toward your graduate degree in elementary education, you’ll complete a student-teaching practicum at an elementary school with grades 1–6. Through this experience, you’ll observe students and classrooms, develop and refine your teaching skills, design curriculum, practice effective classroom-management techniques and more.

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Small class sizes, big opportunities

At BSU, your elementary education master’s degree courses are capped at 25 students. This individualized learning environment provides you with one-on-one time with your instructors and the chance to network and collaborate with your fellow graduate students. 

Guidance from knowledgeable and experienced faculty

As you earn your master’s in elementary education at BSU, you’ll learn from faculty with real-world classroom experience and academic expertise. They can share their insights on the modern classroom as you prepare for master’s in elementary education jobs. You’ll also benefit from the coaching and supervision you’ll receive as a student teacher, working closely with an on-site practitioner and a BSU faculty member.

Programs that align with state requirements

Each of our elementary education master’s programs are designed to satisfy Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements, so you may become a licensed elementary-school teacher and pursue master’s in elementary education jobs.

Program of Study for Elementary Education Graduate Students

Whether you’d like to pursue a Master of Education (MEd) or you hope to explore professional licensure, our elementary education master’s programs feature practical teaching methods, theoretical foundations and faculty mentoring.

Our elementary education master’s degree programs can help you develop or enhance your teaching skills, advance your career or help you secure your first master’s in elementary education job. Choose from:

  • Elementary Education (Initial Licensure), Postbaccalaureate Licensure, designed for those who are seeking initial licensure in elementary education (grades 1–6) plus an SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement.
  • Elementary Education (Initial Licensure), MEd, designed for those who are seeking initial licensure.
  • Elementary Education (Non-Licensure), MEd, designed for licensed educators.
  • Elementary Education (Professional Licensure), MEd, designed for those seeking professional licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Elementary Education (Professional Licensure), Applications of Technology in the Elementary Classroom, MEd, designed for those seeking professional licensure who also wish to learn how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Elementary Education (Professional Licensure), STEM Education Concentration, MEd, designed for those seeking professional licensure who wish to concentrate on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Admission Requirements and Program Details

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Program details from 2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Graduate Chair: Dr. Gia Renaud

Careers in Elementary Education

BSU can help you meet your personal and professional goals in your master’s in elementary education job search.

Whether you want to begin your career in teaching or wish to gain additional expertise, our elementary education master’s degree programs will help you gain the credentials you need.

Educational leaders throughout Southeastern Massachusetts agree that BSU produces high-quality teachers through our elementary education master’s degree programs.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

Elementary Education is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.

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