Elementary education MEd and teaching license
Earn your masters of education and a license to teach in elementary classrooms (K-6) in Minnesota in just over a year. Our accelerated program will prepare you to step into your classroom with confidence and solid classroom experience. You will complete all of the required teaching hours and coursework in 13 months. The license to teach in Minnesota is highly transferable to other states and our candidates are sought after by local school districts. This is a graduate-level, full-time program. (The program is nine months for graduates of the elementary education foundations major).
If you are beginning your undergraduate studies and interested in a career in elementary education, visit the BS in elementary education foundations program.
About the program
Master's of education
Earning an MEd with your teaching license offers the following advantages:
Teachers who have a master's degree will see a roughly $7,000 annual salary increase [Teacher.org ]
Though the salary increase with a master's degree will vary by district and state, Minnesota teachers are on the higher end of the payscale. The annual mean salary for elementary school teachers in Minnesota in 2019 was $63,250 [Bureau of Labor Statistics].
Teachers with advanced degrees can be promoted to school administration positions and can become mentors to other teachers based upon their graduate training.