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Image of an elementary school girl in a classroom, looking at the camera.Have you always wanted to become an elementary teacher, but your life path took you in another direction? Did you recently realize that teaching grades kindergarten – 6 is the profession for you? The Master of Arts in Teaching program with a concentration in Elementary Education combines a master’s degree and requirements for teacher licensure in Colorado to prepare you for a successful career in K-6 education through a high quality, supportive, and accessible program!

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The goal of the Master of Arts in Teaching program with a concentration in Elementary Education is to prepare K-6 teachers to make effective decisions in diverse classrooms. To accomplish this goal, we emphasize producing master teachers who are self-reflective, lifelong learners who have an understanding of child development, content, and pedagogy.

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education teacher candidates must apply theory, research, classroom experience, and professional judgment to lead others in collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective instruction for K-6 students.

In our program, you will experience:

  • A diverse student population
  • Engaging, topical coursework
  • Supportive faculty and staff who value diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Clinical experiences in partnership schools across the Denver metro area throughout your program
  • Incredible value

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Image of two elementary school boys standing at the white board solving a math equation.With a Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education degree, you will have the knowledge, skills, and experience to be a highly effective K-6 teacher who thinks critically about classroom issues and supports the needs of diverse learners.

Our graduates begin their teaching careers prepared and excited to become leaders in their schools and communities!

Featured Faculty

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Dr. Corey Sell

Dr. Corey Sell is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he teaches assessment, instruction, and social studies methods courses. He was awarded the MSU Denver Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award for tenure-track faculty in May 2018. He values school-university partnerships within his work in teacher preparation publishing several book chapters and co-editing a book on the topic.

Alumni at Work

Our Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education graduates become teachers and leaders in schools and facilities not just in Colorado, but across the country as well!

Where will you end up?  Get started today to find out.

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