Elementary Education

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
The Elementary Education major offers concentrations in K-6 and K-8 teacher certification, and prepares students for the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) elementary education teacher certification candidacy. The curriculum addresses both state and national standards and integrates theory and practice in a balance of coursework and field experiences.
The curriculum requirements for the K-6 certification are listed under the Degree Options tab. To be certified as an elementary teacher for grades K-8, candidates must complete a content concentration in a core subject area (mathematics, social studies, English language arts, or science), as defined by the most current NHDOE standards, and earn a passing grade on the middle school Praxis II exam for their chosen field.

Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the NHDOE. Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Elementary Education courses will be offered.

Certification-only Option: Students may pursue K-6 and K-8 certification only following the same curriculum requirements below.

Curriculum Requirements

Total for MEd in Elementary Education, K–6 Certification – 45 credits

*Both passing PRAXIS II: Elementary Education/Multiple Subjects test scores and passing NH Foundations of Reading scores must be submitted to PSU prior to registration (see Office of Educator Preparation for required timeline).

Admissions requirements for the MEd in Elementary Education requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee