The Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) is an initial certification program for those who wish to teach grade one through grade six. One does not need to have an undergraduate degree in education to enter the program.
Many of our students are working full-time and pursuing their degree on a part-time basis. Classes generally meet one evening per week. The student teaching component of the program occurs in the final semester, and, naturally, requires a day commitment.
Montessori teachers and those currently enrolled in the Montessori Training Center of New England may also earn a Master of Education in Elementary Education with a Montessori concentration. See Montessori Concentration for more information.
Accreditation and State of Connecticut Certification Certification programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, including our master's degree in elementary education, are approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Education. Pass rate on the Educational Testing Service's Praxis II exam that is utilized for certification of teachers in Connecticut is 100 percent.
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