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Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education

7,385 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in elementary teaching is offered at 434 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 24% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.0% of elementary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,385 master's degrees were awarded to elementary teaching majors. This makes it the 6th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Master’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for elementary teaching majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in elementary teaching. About 87.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 904
Women 6,481
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 240
Black or African American 681
Hispanic or Latino 662
White 4,991
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 739
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Master's Degree Students

There are 434 colleges that offer a master’s degree in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
593 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 90,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 593 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from Grand Canyon University. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
235 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 121,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 235 master's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at WGU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#3

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
197 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is Liberty University. Each year, around 79,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from Liberty University. About 95% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
171 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Alabama. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of West Alabama awarded 171 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

150 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 95,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 150 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from UOPX - Arizona. About 89% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
119 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from Old Dominion. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#7

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
118 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is Kansas State University. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Kansas State University awarded 118 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
117 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 13,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 master's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Cumberlands. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#9

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
112 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lesley University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,540 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from Lesley. About 89% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Hunter College

New York, New York
105 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 23,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Hunter College awarded 105 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
98 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is National Louis University. Each year, around 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from NLU. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#12

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
93 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pittsburg State University. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,694 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from Pitt State. Of these students, 73% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
75 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Texas State. Of these students, 88% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
75 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Georgia. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at University of West Georgia. Of these students, 96% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
72 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mercer University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,528 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,422 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 master's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Mercer. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#16

Queens College

Queens, New York
71 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 people received their master's degree in elementary teaching from QC. About 86% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
70 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kennesaw State University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 35,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Kennesaw State University awarded 70 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
69 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 16,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of Missouri - St Louis awarded 69 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

67 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is Georgia Southwestern State University. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,492 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Georgia Southwestern State University awarded 67 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

65 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 47,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 65 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Secondary Education 4,951
Teacher Education 4,156
Teacher Development & Methodology 3,761
Early Childhood Education 3,466
Adult & Continuing Education 864

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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