Licensure Plus Master of Education in Elementary Education

The Licensure Plus M.Ed. Program in Elementary Education is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree, who do not have a teaching license, and who are seeking an initial license. The Licensure Plus Programs are two-step programs. The first step of Licensure Plus M.Ed. leads to the initial license. The second step of Licensure Plus M.Ed. leads to the M.Ed. and master’s licensure.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended
  • 3.0 cumulative grade-point average
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation
  • Submission of an essay

Step One

The Licensure Plus Step One program in Special Education General Curriculum requires the successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of coursework, including three field components. Candidates who are not employed as teachers are also required to complete Student Teaching for Post-Baccalaureate Candidates and Student Teaching Seminar. Candidates who are employed as teachers will complete a Clinical Practicum and Clinical Practicum Seminar. Course requirements are listed below.

Step Two

Candidates who successfully complete Step One, the licensure program, in elementary education and who intend to continue to Step Two, must apply for admission into Step Two, the Licensure Plus M.Ed. Program and be readmitted into the Teacher Education Program. Candidates must have completed all requirements of the “Licensure” Program with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and must submit the following admission documents:

  • Copy of valid, active initial license
  • Step 2 Application (including a recommendation from a “Licensure” Program faculty member)

Once admitted, candidates may earn a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education by completing an additional 21 hours of professional studies, and specialty studies coursework.


Dr. Rebecca Blomgren – 102 Proctor Hall East Phone: (336) 272-7102 x5262

Pamela Bennett – 108 Proctor Hall East Phone: (336) 272-7192 x5264

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.