An elementary education degree can be pursued at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

M.Ed. – Elementary Education with Initial Licensure

School of Education

CAEP Accredited

850+ Teachers of the Year

11 Total Higher Ed Administrators

Invest in the Future Through an Elementary Education Degree

Are you ready to make a lasting difference in the lives of your students? Regent's Master of Education in Elementary Education with Initial Licensure will prepare you for pre-K-6th grade teacher licensure. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, this state-approved teacher program leads to certification in the state of Virginia.

RESPECTED CHAMPION IN PRE-K-6 ARENA

Understand unique learning characteristics, needs and capabilities of pre-K-6 students.

WIDEN YOUR JOB PROSPECTS

Enjoy opportunities as a collaborative leader and advocate in schools and communities.

BUILD A WELL-ROUNDED PORTFOLIO

Gain expertise in diverse classroom populations.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

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The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies program are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023.

On Campus With Some Online Components

8-Week Course Sessions

43 Credit Hours

On Campus

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 43

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the Master of Education – Elementary Education with Initial Licensure program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique learning characteristics, needs and capabilities for pre-K-6 students.
  • Focus on effective teaching strategies that bring about positive change.
  • Integrate innovative solutions in the classroom through observations, student teaching and mentor support.

Career Opportunities

  • Pre-K-6 Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

Application Process – M.Ed. in Elementary Education

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.

Step 6: VDOE Content Courses
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all incoming Elementary Education Program applicants meet the VDOE Content Course Requirements. Therefore, all Elementary Education Program applicants must undergo a transcript review to ensure that all VDOE requirements are met.

Download the VDOE Content Course Requirements checklist and contact an admissions counselor for a transcript review. All questions regarding outstanding courses and requirements should be directed to a program admissions counselor.


Important Information

Background Check: Because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences, applicants to the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program must submit a background check. Regent University’s School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions on how to set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.

First Aid/CPF/AED Training: Documentation that verifies completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). The certification or training program shall be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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