M.Ed. in Elementary Education: Overview

graduatesThe Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) develops professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and school renewal. The program is based on a  standards-driven, field-based, and inquiry-oriented curriculum that employs cutting-edge educational technology to integrate content and pedagogy. Employing an electronic portfolio-based assessment system, university faculty and mentor teachers guide the candidate's progress in achieving professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. 
Hawai‘i Pacific University's M.Ed. Program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to become competent, caring, and professional educators through classroom discussions and field experiences. Teacher candidates learn in small classes and enjoy individual attention by university faculty and mentor teachers.

The program prepares individuals for licensure in grades K - 6.

Teacher candidates complete four core seminar courses in elementary education, two field experience courses in elementary education, two concentration courses in elementary curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and the capstone teaching internship and teaching internship seminar courses, for a total of 33 credit hours. Teacher candidates complete their master's degree with 12 credit hours of capstone clinical practice (student teaching) coursework for a total of 45 credits.

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education features:

  • Convenient evening course offerings
  • Small class size
  • Field experiences courses
  • Web-enhanced courses and electronic portfolios
  • Mentorship by content area teachers in private and public school settings