Elementary Education

The Division of Education offers master's and educational specialist degree programs in elementary education. 

The coursework, tailored to meet the needs of elementary and middle school teachers, focuses on diversity and technology with an emphasis on integration of the arts. Built around the principles of effective practice and reflection, the graduate programs are well-rounded and include courses in a variety of content areas.

Admission Requirements

  • A 2.75 GPA for admission to the M.S. program and a minimum 3.20 on prior graduate study for the Ed.S program
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from educators, professors, and/or former employers or supervisors
  • A copy of a teaching license or proof of eligibility for licensure (except non-licensure EBD)
  • A statement of purpose, including description of teaching experiences
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended

A prospective graduate student is evaluated in terms of academic accomplishments, GRE® scores, verbal and written communication skills, professional experiences, and general goodness-of-fit to the program as well as deemed by the faculty to have the potential to complete the program.


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Dr. Tania Hanna
Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone: 601-484-0178
Fax: 601-484-0280
E-mail: thanna@meridian.msstate.edu