The Master of Education in Teaching: Non-Licensure Concentration in Elementary Education program is ideal if you wish to earn a master’s degree while studying the theory and practical applications of teaching K-6 students. This non-licensure master's program will not lead to eligibility for teaching certification, and is intended for those who do not have and/or are not seeking any teacher licensure.
In this program, you will:
- Gain skills for writing learning objectives and instructional plans for various domains of learning
- Explore use of technology in the development of effective and systematic learning environments in the 21st century classroom
- Examine the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, assessment, and evaluation in the educational setting
- Learn effective communication skills to interact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
- Investigate best practices of classroom management
- Take courses in elementary science, social studies, reading and writing, literature, art, math, and physical education
- Complete 125 hours of on-site observations in an elementary school location near you
All courses other than student teaching are offered online. This West Virginia state-approved master's program is aligned with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards (WVPTS), national content standards for elementary education, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Important note: This program is not designed to lead to certification or licensure. We strongly encourage you to explore your state-specific requirements prior to applying here in order to make an informed decision. In addition, you may email our coordinator of certification and licensure here at SOE_LicensureCertification@apus.edu.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Teachers
- Elementary Reading
- English Language Learners
- Instructional Leadership
- Online Learning
- Special Education
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- STEAM (STEM + the Arts)