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Elementary Education – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

Departmental Website: Elementary Education - M.A.Ed.

Program Description: The program leading to the M.A.Ed. degree in comprehensive education requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study consisting of a professional core of 12 semester hours, 12 semester hours of coursework for the Literacy or AIG track, and 6 semester hours of a capstone action research experience. The Elementary Education concentration leads to a recommendation for Advanced Competencies licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Completion of degree requirements includes a satisfactory portfolio demonstrating advanced competencies. Candidates with current National Board Certification in the concentration area have demonstrated advanced competencies and are exempted from the required portfolio.                                                             

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Location of Course Offerings: Online only

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • Applicants must submit a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (above 30th percentile) or the Miller's Analogy Test.
    •  3.0 GPA
    • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors or employers who are in a position to judge the applicant's aptitude for graduate study.
    • Applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" license in elementary or middle grades education.
    • Each applicant will be interviewed prior to admission.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted every semester

Prerequisites: Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.


Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Roya Scales
School of Teaching and Learning


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