EdM in Elementary Education

Our Master of Education program (EdM) in Elementary Education is designed for candidates with liberal arts or professional undergraduate degrees who are now seeking licensure as an elementary teacher. This EdM program at Boston University prepares you for a teaching career based on the belief that children should be engaged in authentic, purposeful activities, and joyful learning. We have a strong tradition of preparing exemplary teachers who care deeply about the education of children and are dedicated to narrowing the opportunity gap to ensure that all children reach their true potential.


  • EdM in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) with Initial Licensure
  • EdM in Elementary Education with Initial Licensure in Elementary Education and in Special Education

Essential Questions

More About Our Program

Our faculty members possess not only demonstrated knowledge of their content, integral to the elementary curriculum, but also a passion for the ideas embodied in their discipline. We teach students to bring a high level of pedagogical knowledge to their teaching, translating theory, and research into effective practice, and we place significant emphasis on the practice of critical reflection to enhance teaching practices. Our pedagogical courses and classroom experiences, urban and suburban, are designed to induct teachers into the current research and best practices of each subject area in the elementary curriculum.


Career Outcomes

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Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Andrea Bien, Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Bryson, Clinical Instructor, Faculty Director for Educator Preparation, Program Director for Elementary Education

Jenny M. Cavallerano, Clinical Instructor

Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, Clinical Professor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, Professor Jennifer Bryson, jbryson@bu.edu.


Next Steps


BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure provides information about BU Wheelock state approved programs and how the educational requirements compare with those in other states. Education students in licensure programs should review this resource and contact edlic@bu.edu with questions.

Background Checks

Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program