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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Teacher Education, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is state-approved and provides the necessary qualifications for initial teacher certification (Grades K-6) for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than Elementary Education and who wish to become certified to teach in this field. This program is committed to preparing highly qualified Elementary Education teachers with knowledge and skills aligned with research-based best practices. Additionally, graduates from this program will have the necessary requirements to apply for state-approved ESOL Endorsement (Grades K-12) and Reading Endorsement (Grades K-12) upon graduation.

The Master of Arts in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement (Grades K-12) is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

The Elementary Education MA requires a minimum of 48 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. If the MA program will be providing a student's initial certification, 80 clock hours of field experience must be completed before enrolling in the supervised internship.

Total Credit Hours Required: 48 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadlines

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January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Counselor Education Professor
  • Elementary School Band Director
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Literacy Education Professor
  • Mathematics Education Professor
  • Primary Education Professor
  • Science Education Professor
  • Secondary Education Professor
  • Special Education Professor

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