M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Certification)

  • M.Ed
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Education

With an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, you will learn to connect theory with practice and be prepared to play a valuable role in shaping future leaders.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  September 3, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  2 years
  • Credit Hours:  39
  • Course Length:  7 and 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $664

Why Study Elementary Education at Rivier?

At Rivier, we offer elementary education programs for both current and prospective teachers. In the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program, you’ll learn effective teaching strategies and strengthen your mastery of academic content working with professors who are widely recognized regionally and nationally as experts in their fields.

This program includes coursework, field experiences, and an internship. Coursework spans a wide range of subjects—reading, mathematics, science, history, the arts, technology, classroom behavior management, and more.

Rivier is recognized as a statewide leader in preparing teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms. With your M.Ed. in Elementary Education, you’ll be prepared to work effectively with students, parents, and your colleagues to help children get the best education possible and reach their full potential.

In this program, you will:

  • Become an effective educator and communicator
  • Connect theory with practice for classroom success
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills


Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

If you are seeking teacher certification, you must apply for licensure after successfully completing the internship, the program competencies, and other program requirements. New Hampshire teacher licensure is not automatic with the completion of the internship.

Carol Gorelick, Class of 1999/2005G, is a third grade teacher in the Nashua School District. Knowing how easy it can be to lose young students' interest, Carol is highly creative. She incorporates many hands-on activities and lessons with movement to get students out of their chairs. Beyond the classroom, she hosts her own television show, "It's Storytime," on Nashua's education channel 99 cable access. She provides background information and reads classic childrens' stories to an audience of K-3 Nashua students to get them excited about reading and literature.

Where Will Your Elementary Education Degree Take You?

With an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, you will be well prepared for a rewarding teaching career.


  • K-8 elementary school teachers
  • Tutors
  • Learning center or agency professionals

Take the Next Steps


Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions

Start Today

Prepare for a rewarding career with the M.Ed. in Elementary Education.