Master of Education: Elementary Education
Advance to a higher level of excellence in your classroom with a Master of Education degree.
Are you seeking initial teacher certification?
If so, please visit the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Are you a currently certified elementary teacher?
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education is a 36-credit-hour advanced studies program for certified elementary teachers.
Make a difference to your students, peers, and community by earning an advanced degree in education. Our faculty are experienced practitioners who understand the joys and challenges you face in the classroom. With a course plan customized to your needs and interests, you'll be on your way to increased proficiency in the classroom and improved student outcomes.
Rollins offers a caring environment responsive to the adult learner who balances academics with a job and family. Smaller classes enable you to receive the personal attention and individual instruction necessary for development as a professor educator. Our late-afternoon and evening classes conveniently begin after your school day has finished. Technology, diversity, and cutting-edge instructional strategies are at the core of our programs.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education is designed for experienced teachers who desire the professional enrichment represented by a master’s degree. This rigorous academic program offers courses in practical areas to expand proficiency.
To best fit your needs in the classroom, you will design a customized 36-credit-hour program of study in conjunction with the program director. Available classes from which you can build your program of study include:
EDU 512 Strategies for Instruction, Learning and Classroom Management with Diverse Elementary Learners 
EDU 536 Research in Education 
EDU 567 Inclusive Schools and Communities 
EDU 587 Child Development 
EDU 513 Curriculum Theory and Educational Assessment for Diverse Learners *
EDU 544 Statistics for Teachers: Tests and Measurements
EDU 550 Motivation in Education 
RED 575 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading 
EDU 576 Advanced Reading Strategies 
EDU 580 The Multicultural Classroom: Cross Cultural Communication and Understanding 
EDU 510 Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom 
EDU 511 Teaching Writing in Elementary School 
EDU 547 Global Perspectives in Education 
EDU 590 Special Topics of Education
RED 577 Demonstration of Accomplishment in Reading 
Written comprehensive exams are required for graduation.
Classes at Rollins are personal and interactive. Devoted to teaching and supportive of adult learners, Rollins professors go out of their way to help students achieve their goals. Faculty include nationally prominent professors who remain active in the teaching profession. In addition to their ongoing scholarship and dedication to teaching, they serve on governing boards of professional journals and national and state associations. Rollins faculty and staff are committed to your success and to making your college experience rewarding.
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Brandon's teaching areas include social foundations of education and multicultural education research methods. Her research analyzes the role of race, class, and gender in school success. Currently she is completing a manuscript entitled Teaching for Global Consciousness.
Assistant Professor and Director of Field Placements
Ed.D., University of Cincinnati
Dr. Fadool teaches courses in diagnosis of reading difficulties, language arts, and children’s literature. Her research interests include reading attitudes, writing workshop and technology in education.
J. Scott Hewit
Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education
Ed.D. Early Childhood Education, Ball State University
Dr. Hewit teaches courses in instructional strategies, special needs, and curriculum. His research interests include candidate impact on P-12 student learning, public policy, and education in Rwanda.
H. James McLaughlin
Professor and Richard James Mertz Chair of Education
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. McLaughlin teaches courses in curriculum development and analysis, social foundations of education, and global perspectives of education. His research interests include the education of Latino students, education in rural schools in Latin America, and the history of the education of immigrants in the U.S.A.
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Florida; M.S. Elementary Education/Educational Psychology, University of Florida; Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Emory University.
Dr. Valiante teaches courses in educational psychology, educational statistics, motivation, and sport psychology. His research interests include academic motivation, student and teacher self-efficacy, standardized testing, and developmental psychology.
Assistant Professor and ESOL Coordinator
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University
Dr. Yu teaches foundations, math methods, and multicultural courses in education. Her research interests include curriculum studies, classroom teaching and learning, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, and multicultural education.