Key Features

Blended Model

Focus your attention on graduate studies during a concentrated period of time. Two on-campus courses are held in the summer for four weeks and are carried out simultaneously in a face-to-face format. One course meets from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and the second one meets from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. five days a week. There are 3 weekends (6 days) for the graduate candidates to work on course requirements outside of class. Enjoy the flexibility of studying at home during fall and spring semesters when you are teaching.

Each M.Ed. student is assigned to a faculty adviser, who works closely with students as they advance through the program. Advisers and other faculty guide students as they conduct their action-based research projects and develop their graduate portfolios.

Cohort Program

The program involves two courses taught on campus each summer, three online courses in first academic year, and four online courses in the second academic year. Candidates progress through the program in a cohort. The M.Ed. Program will continue our current practice of offering candidates the option to live on campus during summer courses as this helps to foster the development of learning communities.

Summer Residency Option

For students who would like to pursue their M.Ed. at Elon but do not live in the area, on-campus housing is available for the summer at a reasonable price. All rooms will be furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, microfridge and wardrobe.

Small Classes

As a teacher, you know the importance of class size. Average class size in the M.Ed. program is 15. Elon keeps classes small to encourage close collaboration among students and faculty. You will exchange ideas with local teachers from other grades, school systems and levels of experience as well as teachers from other parts of the world.