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Oklahoma State University

Elementary Education Graduate Degrees

The School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences offers graduate degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels. While specialization is required, maximum program flexibility enables students to meet individual goals. Programs are designed to prepare persons to enter public or private elementary and secondary schools as teachers, curriculum directors, department heads, reading/literacy specialists and instructional leaders or enter other educational institutions and community agencies as educational leaders.

MA in Teaching Elementary Option

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides high-quality instruction to graduate students seeking to continue their education and seeking initial teaching certification.

The objectives of the program are to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers.  This includes how to manage a diverse classroom, the ability to design and implement curriculum, understanding of a variety of instructional and assessment strategies.  Students grow in their in ability to teach in an elementary classroom through high-quality field experiences.  

MS in Teaching, Learning and Leadership Elementary Option

The graduate program in Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education offers a Master of Science (MS) in Teaching, Learning and Leadership degree that offers coursework appropriate to advance classroom teaching skills in K – 12 education.  Course delivery is flexible and convenient, including hybrid, online, evening and weekend class options offered on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses and can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.    The master’s program provides students with a structured capstone experience to apply K - 12 knowledge in a research or classroom setting and includes a minimum of 36 hours for completion.

Graduate Certificate, Elementary Mathematics Specialist


Dr. Donita Shaw
Program Coordinator