Designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than education, our master's in elementary education prepares you to navigate the steps toward New York State requirements, which leads to teacher certification in grades 1-6.
Meet our education faculty.
About the Program
At Medaille, we know you need graduate education programs that train you for a lifetime of teaching success. Our programs are specifically designed to meet those needs and prepare you to navigate the steps toward New York State or Canadian requirements in elementary education, which leads to certification.
Whether you've earned a bachelor's degree in education, or in an unrelated field, such as communication, business, etc., our master's in education programs are formatted to prepare you to navigate the steps toward New York State elementary school teacher certification in grades 1-6.
Whether you choose to take classes on weekdays or weekends, you can earn your degree in just 16 months*
*Students beginning in summer (May) semester take the second summer off, so their program duration is 19 months
Buffalo; fall, spring and summer starts
Weekly on Monday and Tuesday or every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday (7 weekends
Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
What can you do with a master's in elementary education?
After graduating with an Elementary Education Master’s degree, Buffalo graduates have gone on to careers as:
Elementary School Teachers
M.S.Ed. Elementary Curriculum
ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms (3)
EDU 507 Dignity for All Students Act Seminar (0)
ECI 510 Research in Education (3)
ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present (3)
EDL 550 Developmental Literacy: Emergence to Fluency (3)
EDL 571 Technology for the Elementary Classroom (3)
EDL 650 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy (3)
EDU 500 The Core of Education (3)
EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math and Science (3)
EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, Language Arts and Social Studies (3)
EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Education, Family/Consumer Sciences (3)
EDU 511 Fieldwork I (0)
EDU 512 Fieldwork II (0)
ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3)
EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar (0)
EDU 577 Student Teaching (6)
EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio (3)