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Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 2 Years
  • Designed for current K-6 classroom teachers with licensure in the field of elementary education and aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Supports faculty-guided teacher research, allowing you to focus on relevant issues within your classroom 
  • Elevate your teaching skills with courses addressing curriculum issues, literacy, mathematics, science, social students and action research

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Mason Kuhn

Program Coordinator

Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Carolina Wilson

Carolina Wilson

Enrollment Contact


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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Advocate for change for their students and school community
  • Become a Teacher Leader in curriculum and innovative instructional methods
  • Apply action research to topics of interest or areas of concern in classrooms and schools
  • Understand and communicate how to promote equity and inclusion in the elementary classroom
  • Model best practices and offer leadership, in areas of literacy, science, STEM and social studies
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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online over five semesters, using dynamic platforms including Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard. The program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of teachers throughout the program.

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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Top 25%

in 2022

Recognized in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Master's in Education Programs"


Top Online Master's 

in Elementary Education by TheBestColleges.org national list


of graduates

would recommend the Elementary Education MAE program to others

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Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

If you have any questions, contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance!

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program. 

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