Charleston Southern University's Master of Education in Elementary Education is an innovative master's program for elementary teachers.
Following propositions and procedures established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the School of Education in collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences offers programs of study designed to refine teachers' understanding of their discipline, enhance their classroom teaching skills and encourage their leadership in the larger educational community. Graduates of the program are expected to exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning based on an understanding of how to utilize an ever expanding knowledge base and the evolving nature of best practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Additionally, as candidates complete coursework that incorporates the processes of systematic inquiry, reflection and collaboration into class activities and assignments, they are given opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to seek National Board Certification for teachers. While becoming Board Certified is not a requirement for the master's degree, graduates may choose to pursue it as a personal goal.