Elementary Education Master's Degree: Master of Science in Education Teaching Degree for Elementary School in Buffalo, NY

Elementary Education Master's Degree: Master of Science in Education Teaching Degree for Elementary School in Buffalo, NY

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Elementary Education (MSEd)

Designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than education, our master's in elementary education prepares you to navigate the steps toward New York State requirements, which leads to teacher certification in grades 1-6.
Meet our education faculty.

Medaille College has a tradition of excellence in teaching that reaches all the way back to 1875, when Medaille was founded as a teacher's college. Our faculty of dedicated and talented men and women are first and foremost teachers. Many of them have acquired years of experience in the field of education as professors and also as working professionals. Teachers trained at Medaille are highly regarded for their practical abilities in the classroom and their ability to teach on the first day of the job. 

About the Program

At Medaille, we know you need graduate education programs that train you for a lifetime of teaching success. Our programs are specifically designed to meet those needs and prepare you to navigate the steps toward New York State or Canadian requirements in elementary education, which leads to certification.

Whether you've earned a bachelor's degree in education, or in an unrelated field, such as communication, business, etc., our master's in education programs are formatted to prepare you to navigate the steps toward New York State elementary school teacher certification in grades 1-6.


Admission Requirements

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Program Handbook

Whether you choose to take classes on weekdays or weekends, you can earn your degree in just 16 months*

*Students beginning in summer (May) semester take the second summer off, so their program duration is 19 months

Teacher in Elementary Education

Program Specs

Buffalo; fall, spring and summer starts

42 credits

Weekly on Monday and Tuesday or every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday (7 weekends
a semester)

Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

What can you do with a master's in elementary education?


After graduating with an Elementary Education Master’s degree, Buffalo graduates have gone on to careers as:

Elementary School Teachers

Teacher Aides

Substitute Teachers

Daycare Teachers

Educational Consultants


M.S.Ed. Elementary Curriculum

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms (3)

EDU 507 Dignity for All Students Act Seminar (0)

ECI 510 Research in Education (3)

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present (3)

EDL 550 Developmental Literacy: Emergence to Fluency (3)

EDL 571 Technology for the Elementary Classroom (3)

EDL 650 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy (3)

EDU 500 The Core of Education (3)

EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math and Science (3)

EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, Language Arts and Social Studies (3)

EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Education, Family/Consumer Sciences (3)

EDU 511 Fieldwork I (0)

EDU 512 Fieldwork II (0)

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar (0)

EDU 577 Student Teaching (6)

EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio (3)


On Campus
Email: ptgo@medaille.edu
Buffalo campus: (716) 932-2568

Email: enrollment@medaille.edu
Call: (716) 217-4191

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Medaille College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Medaille College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

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