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UNI to offer Master of Arts in Education: Elementary Education entirely online

March 1, 2017
Contact: 

Dana Atwood-Blaine, assistant professor, UNI curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2167, dana.atwood-blaine@uni.edu

Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970, jacie.dahlstrom@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing and Distance Education is accepting applications now through March 13 for a Master of Arts in Education degree program in elementary education, scheduled to begin fall 2017. This program is designed for K through six elementary classroom teachers with licensure in the field of elementary education. 

"Unlike many other online programs, all of our courses are taught by full-time faculty, not by adjuncts or teaching assistants,” said program coordinator Dana Atwood-Blaine. “In addition, at the UNI College of Education, we believe that building meaningful and supportive relationships with our students is the foundation of providing the highest quality educational experience. We welcome the opportunity and challenge to apply this commitment to our online programs."

The courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design. They also address curriculum issues, technology, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and action research. The program supports faculty-guided teacher research on relevant issues within a classroom context throughout the course sequence.

The degree consists of 30 units of credit, which can be earned in five consecutive semesters. Courses are taken using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree to be awarded in the spring of 2019. All courses included in this program are offered entirely online through eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/elementary.

For more information about the Master of Arts in Education: Elementary Education degree program and additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-2504 or 800-772-1746.