Elementary Education (MAE)

Program highlights

  • Designed for PK–6 elementary classroom teachers with licensure in the field of elementary education
  • Offered entirely online in cooperation with UNI Continuing and Distance Education and the UNI Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Courses in the program are offered using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
  • Supports faculty-guided teacher research on relevant issues within your classroom context throughout the course sequence
  • Courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design.
  • Includes courses addressing curriculum issues, technology, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and action research
  • Delivered on a cohort basis beginning every other fall and completed in five consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring; six hours of credit each semester)
  • Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Read detailed program information from the UNI Department of Curriculum & Instruction, including program goals and professional competencies.

What students are saying

"I feel more confident when I'm talking now — I have a little bit of UNI standing behind me." -Rebecca Petersen, 2011 Elementary Education MAE cohort participant