MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Elementary Education

The online masters degree in elementary education from MU is designed to support new elementary school teachers in the early stages of their career. With a classroom-focused approach, bridging research and practice with relevant course work and mentorship, this program prepares early-career teachers for success.

More information about the Elementary Education M.Ed. program can be found on the Missouri Online website.

Degree Requirements

The online masters in elementary education is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.  This program has rolling admission and accepts students to matriculate in the fall term only.  Students take four to eight credit hours each semester and finish the program in two years.

Course work covers:

  • Managing classrooms for learning
  • Meeting the needs of all learners
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Classroom research

To receive an the degree, you must complete 30 hours of graduate-level coursework. This coursework includes nine hours of core courses in elementary education and six hours of research courses.

Required Courses
ESC_PS 8430Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders in Youth3
SPC_ED 8520Meeting the Needs of all Learners3
LTC 8780Managing Classrooms for Learning3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Advanced Science)3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Advanced Literacy)3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Advanced Mathematics)3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Advanced Social Studies)3
LTC 8910Individual Research1
LTC 8913Curriculum Development3
LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3
LTC 8915Classroom Research-Learning, Teaching and Curriculum2
Total Credits30

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
LTC 87803LTC 8900 (Advanced Literacy)3ESC_PS 84303
LTC 8900 (Advanced Science)3SPC_ED 85203LTC 89133
  LTC 89152
 6 6 8
Second Year
LTC 8900 (Advanced Mathematics)3LTC 8900 (Advanced Social Studies)3 
LTC 89143LTC 89101 
 6 4  
Total Credits: 30

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Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.

A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant.  It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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