Advance Your Career With a Graduate Degree From Webster

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Preparing children to become successful members of society, elementary school teachers provide the foundation that students will build upon throughout their academic studies. Graduate students in the Elementary Education program learn to create innovative curriculum to motivate young learners to reach their potential.

Based on best practices for child development, the Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Elementary Education degree program prepares teachers to use both traditional and innovative instructional tools to help their students succeed. These educators are able to successfully engage students through creative learning environments and are confident in their educational theory knowledge to help diverse learners.

Points of Distinction

  • Established in 1963, the M.A.T. program helps teachers stay in the forefront of their academic specialty and on the cutting edge of the latest educational strategies and techniques.
  • Accredited by NCATE and DESE, the MAT in Elementary Education blends tradition with technology and prepares educators to move seamlessly from Webster University to their own classrooms.
  • Education programs recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Providing Excellence in Teacher Preparation

CAEP-Accredited Program

Webster University's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Advance Your Career with a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Elementary Education

Adding a Webster’s Elementary Education master’s to your existing experience can help you advance your career. You’ll gain expertise in curriculum, advocacy and collaboration that will equip you for a leadership role within your current school or district, or allow you to explore new educational opportunities.

Career Outlook for Elementary Education Teachers

According to The Missouri Economic Research and Education Center, Missouri jobs in elementary education are expected to grow by 5%-6% over the next decade. Additionally, there is a considerable shortage of teachers in the elementary education field, according to the American Association for Employment in Education 2020-2021 Supply and Demand Report. You can feel confident knowing that earning your graduate degree will be a worthwhile investment.

Salaries for Master’s in Elementary Education Graduates

Elementary education teachers can typically expect a salary boost after they earn a master’s degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates elementary education teachers earn a median salary of over $60,000 a year. Salaries vary depending on your location and specific experience, but earning your master’s will help strengthen your skills as an educator and help you stand out in the job market.

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