Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)
Departmental Website: Elementary Education - M.A.Ed.
Program Description: The Elementary Education program is designed to:
- prepare elementary school teachers to develop and apply research skills,
- expand and deepen content area knowledge, and
- further the understanding of child and educational psychology in order to provide opportunities for curriculum development and exploration of current methodology.
Courses are offered in a variety of formats, with most courses offered in hybrid format (face to face and online). At the conclusion of the program, students are recommended for Advanced Competencies licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for teaching at the elementary level (K-6).
Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee and Biltmore Park
- Graduate School Admission Requirements
- Program Admission Requirements
- Applicant must obtain a minimum score of 800 (total Quantitative & Verbal) on the Graduate Record Examination (286 on the new Revised GRE) or a score above the 30th percentile on the Miller's Analogy Test.
- 3.0 GPA
- Three letters of recommendation
- Applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" license in elementary or middle grades education.
- Applicants not meeting the minimum 800 score on the GRE may be granted provisional admission to the program upon successful completion of writing sample and interview. Contact the Program Coordinator for details.
Prerequisites: Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.
Number of Graduate Faculty: 8
Number of Students: 35-40