What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Does not admit
  • Summer: February 14

Elementary Education, Online M.Ed.

Talk to the program coordinator
Gary Bingham
[email protected]

Our online M.Ed. in Elementary Education program is designed for teachers looking for an advanced degree with a concentrated study in a specific area through an endorsement. You complete your chosen endorsement as a part of the M.Ed. program, with no additional courses required. Program experiences provide you with instructional capabilities, pedagogical content knowledge and the mindsets needed to serve as effective and equitable teachers and teacher leaders in your schools and communities.

Open Endorsements

  • Kindergarten through 5th-grade mathematics endorsement
  • Dual language endorsement (only for M.Ed. applicants who hold a Foreign Language Education Certificate from the state of Georgia, otherwise M.Ed. applicants can choose this as a concentration)
  • Reading endorsement

Find our cohort-based endorsements

Program Highlights

  • You become an expert in what you love through your chosen endorsement option
  • “2 for 1” program — as you complete the M.Ed., you also complete the endorsement with no additional courses
  • You may add two credentials to your certificate — the M.Ed. and the endorsement
  • You may enter the program any semester and complete the program at your own pace
  • All courses offered online using asynchronous and/or synchronous instruction
  • The kindergarten through fifth-grade mathematics endorsement may lead to a salary supplement, in addition to the supplement for the M.Ed.

Career Outcomes

We help students become effective and equitable teachers and teacher leaders in their schools and communities. Graduates of our program have become instructional coaches, master teachers in their classrooms and grade levels, curriculum specialists, grade-level leaders and chairs, and other roles in schools and districts across metro Atlanta.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for elementary school teachers except for special education was $63,680 in 2023 and for kindergarten school teachers was $62,690.

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Program Details

Admissions Requirements

Select concentration in:

  • Dual Immersion – (accepting applications)
  • Elementary Mathematics – (accepting applications)
  • Teacher Support & Coaching – (accepting applications)
  • Elementary Literacy – (accepting applications)
  • Elementary Literacy in Reading Recovery (applicants must already be accepted in the Reading Recovery Non-Degree program – accepting applications)

When applying to the Elementary Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit the following:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (from supervisor; identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript(s): Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing to Georgia State University | Office of Admissions — Graduate School |P.O. Box 4018, Atlanta, GA 30302
  • Proof of meeting teacher certification requirements in Georgia

This program requires 9 hours in professional studies, 9 hours in elementary education core courses, 15 hours in a concentration and 3 hours of Capstone.

Students complete a concentration that can include an Endorsement. The continuously open Endorsements are K-5 Mathematics and Reading. Students also have the option of a Concentration in Dual Language Immersion (this may lead to an Endorsement for teachers with a Level 4 or higher renewable professional certificate in a foreign language field).

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.


The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.


The endorsement options may also be completed as standalone programs. Or, if you have already completed an M.Ed., there are opportunities for the endorsement courses to count toward other graduate degrees such as the Ed.D. Once you complete the required courses for your endorsement, you should submit the CEHD Endorsement

Endorsement Completion Form

Learn more about our endorsements and concentrations »

Future Immersion Teacher (FIT) Fellowship

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education is a partner with the Future Immersion Teacher (FIT) Fellowship. The FIT Fellowship is an initiative of the French government’s Dual Language Fund, launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation. Qualified French-speaking students enrolled in either the MEd in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education program or the ECE Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement program may apply for this Fellowship. For more information, visit the FIT Fellowship website or contact [email protected].


Early Childhood and Elementary Education
[email protected]

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 550
30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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