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).
This program is not designed to lead to certification or licensure. In order to make an informed decision about your education, prior to applying here we strongly encourage you to explore any state-specific or other requirements applicable to you, including with respect to certification, licensure, and certificate enhancements.
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)