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 clinical practice 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 concentration courses in elementary curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and the capstone clinical practice and clinical practice seminar courses, for a total of 36 credit hours.

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education features:

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