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Master's in Elementary Teaching

The M.S. in Elementary Teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University is designed for teachers who were awarded a graduate-level Transition-to-Teaching (TTT) Elementary Certificate within the last ten years and became practicing classroom teachers. Through this Master’s in Teaching Elementary Education program, you can go further in your P-12 teaching career, qualify for college-level teaching, or work in administrative roles in elementary education. Oftentimes, students can see an increase in their elementary teacher salary with master’s level degree completion.  

Why Pursue My Master’s in Elementary Teaching at IWU?

There are several benefits to earning your MS in Elementary Teaching at IWU. As a student in this Master’s in Teaching Elementary Education program, you will receive a nationally recognized, accredited education, and a complete system of supportive student services. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you start the program. This eliminates the worry of unexpected cost increases once you start classes.

What Will I Learn in This MS Elementary Teaching Program?

The MS in Elementary Teaching curriculum is designed to help students thrive as effective teachers in elementary schools. The courses in this Master’s in Teaching Elementary Education program are tailored to the needs of modern elementary school settings. Course topics include special education, how we learn, research, the craft of teaching, and more. In this Master’s level program, you will be taught by faculty with experience as teachers and leaders in elementary education.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

18 Credit Hours


$480/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This MS in Elementary Teaching Program

The curriculum for this master’s in elementary teaching covers how to:

  • Apply self-reflection and data analysis to professional self-improvement
  • Lead and participate in collaborative activities with peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents
  • Integrating global philosophies into your educational practices
  • Weave biblical principles into your career

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adjunct Community College Professor
  • Childcare Administrator
  • Educational Service Agency Specialist
  • P-12 Teacher (or rank advancement with a master’s degree)
  • Support Services Professional

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Successful awarding of a TTT Elementary Certificate within the last ten years.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) teacher’s license or (state, national, or international) equivalent.
    • At least one year of elementary teaching experience as teacher of record with supporting documentation from a school administrator.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to an elementary classroom.
  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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