Why this program?

The graduate program of study for the Master of Education in Elementary Education combines an innovative, accessible, quality curriculum with talented, experienced, and knowledgeable faculty to provide our students with superior training to meet the contemporary needs of K-8 students with a high degree of skill, professionalism and expertise. Social Justice is at the heart of the work we do at Prescott College, and the rich variety of ethnic identity, languages, and cultural diversity in our country require clear, multiple and accessible pathways for children to experience success.

This graduate program cultivates the knowledge and skills necessary for future elementary education teachers, leaders, and innovative thinkers. Elementary educators strengthen skills that foster parent-educator relationships, collective decision-making processes, and other forms of democratic participation which have been historically inaccessible to many families and communities. The Elementary Education M.Ed. program strives to offer cutting edge excellence so that educators may support communities, honor cultural differences, and help to ensure positive learning environments for students from all walks of life.

The Master of Education in Elementary Education degree program is designed to:

  • Experientially cultivate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for educators of children grades kindergarten to grade eight.
  • Maximize opportunities for professional development in shorter time periods
  • Students are invited and encouraged to explore education through the lenses of experiential education, social and environmental justice. • lead to an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona Teacher Certification in Elementary Education.

What can you do with this degree?

Students who successfully complete the Master of Education degree in Elementary Education often pursue fulfilling careers as:

  • Certified Elementary School Educators
  • Charter/ Private School Educators
  • Professional Development Specialists
  • Curriculum Designers

What will this program look like?

Our state-approved teacher education programs are designed to create competent and preferred practitioners. A balance of foundational theory, current best practices, and relevant field experiences ensures that our teacher candidates are highly qualified and prepared for their future careers. Prescott College graduates consistently find placement in a variety of Arizona schools and engage in a robust myriad of educational programming across the globe.

Key Program Information

Delivery Method

Number of Credits

Completed Summer 2024 Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 8, 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Completed Fall 2024 Application Deadline
Friday, August 9, 2024

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

The Master of Education in Special Education (Mild to Moderate) degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Certified Elementary School Educators
  • Charter/ Private School Educators
  • Professional Development Specialists
  • Curriculum Designers

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.