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MS - Instructional Specialist: Elementary Content Concentration


MS - Instructional Specialist: Elementary Content Concentration

This 30-credit hour online program is intended for the teacher interested in enhancing their understanding of elementary content. The program equips teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to be an instructional leader in the classroom or serve as an instructional coach/strategist.

Graduates from this program will develop their:

  • Teaching in the core elementary subject areas, including reading, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
  • Awareness of current trends and opportunities in elementary education  
  • Coaching and leadership skills in order to support teachers

To learn more about the Elementary Content concentration, contact Dr. Sara Schwerdtfeger at 620-341-6057.

The Elementary Content concentration is also available in Olathe. Please contact Dr. Tiffany Hill to learn more.

This program does not lead to a teaching license.

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Graduate School application

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended from regionally-accredited institutions

Valid teaching license

Government-issued ID

Official transcripts

Students must submit official bachelor’s degree transcripts containing at least 60 credit hours of coursework and final grades. Any additional transcripts from college credit accumulated after the bachelor’s degree MUST be submitted if you will be using these credits for transfer credit or for last 60 GPA. Transcripts are considered official when they arrive in the Graduate Office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or are received through a secure electronic transcript service to

If the transcripts need to be mailed, send to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

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Mailing Address

Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 2nd Floor
Main Office, Rm 241