Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

This program is designed for those who have a strong liberal arts undergraduate or graduate degree and who wish to earn licensure to teach in the elementary setting (grades PK-6). For Virginia licensure, individuals must provide evidence of a wide range of general studies competencies in undergraduate coursework and a course in human growth and development.

The M.Ed. in elementary education is available at Marymount’s Arlington locations with classes held on the main campus and some classes offered at the Ballston Center. The program is also offered in a weekend cohort format (contact theWeekend Coordinator for more information), and through Marymount’s Professional Development Schools (PDS) partnership with  Fairfax county public schools.

Degree Requirements

39 credits
Many courses require field experience. See course descriptions for details.

(ED 502 and ED 503 are required as the first courses in this program, as they provide the foundation for all other courses.)

  • ED 502 Foundations of Education
  • ED 503 Curriculum: Theory and Practice
  • ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 550 Research Methods
  • ED 552 Effective Classroom Management*
  • ED 554 Computers and Technology in the Classroom
  • ED 555 Reading and Language Arts for Diverse Learners
  • ED 556 Reading and Language Arts: Grades 3-6
  • ED 557 Social Studies and the Expressive Arts
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods
  • ED 559 Elementary Science Methods
  • ED 570A Student Teaching*
*ED 552 and ED 570A must be taken at the same time.
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