Advanced Master of Arts in Elementary Education


The online Advanced Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree is offered by the College of Education and Human Services to certified teachers who want to advance their knowledge of content, curriculum, and classroom management. The program serves educators in the elementary (early/middle) school setting.

Admissions Requirements

Hold a current teaching certificate and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. West Virginia University’s Professional Education Preparation Unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This includes undergraduate and graduate preparation programs for licensure of teachers and those in educational support areas.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Live Online Sessions
  • Online Courses

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Advanced Master of Arts in Elementary Education requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $628.

Residents and Non-Residents
Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours Cost
1 $628
3 $1,884
6 $3,768
9 $5,652

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now


What can you do with a Advanced Master of Arts in Elementary Education?

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Advanced Elementary Education M.A. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Special Education Teacher – Pre-School

Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

Special Education Teacher – Middle School

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Special Education Teacher – Kindergarten & Elementary

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Special Education Teacher – Secondary School

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Education Administrator – Elementary & Pre-School

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Elementary School Teacher

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Kindergarten Teacher

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Instructional Coordinator

Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook


Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

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