Master of Education in Elementary Education

The Master of Education in Elementary Education is designed for licensed teachers who wish to:

  • Earn a master’s license,
  • Further their professional development
  • Pursue National Board Certification

This programs is offered both online or on campus

  • Small informal classes, or fully online instruction
  • Designed to be completed in 18 months
  • Full summer schedule of classes
  • Transfer for up to 9 grad credits

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Official transcript from any institutions from which the applicant seeks to transfer credits
  • Grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at the undergraduate level
  • a valid and active NC SP1 license in the appropriate teaching area
  • submission of an essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Exit Criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA with no more than one C; no grade of F
  • Presentation of Research

Programs leading to the M.Ed. for those individuals seeking a first license or Standard Profession 1 (SP1) licensure are also available.

Elementary Education General Courses (30 Hours)

Professional Studies

  • EDU 6110 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • EDU 6310 School, Community, and Family Collaboration (3)
  • EDU 6580 Current Issues in Education (3)
  • EDU 6900 Teacher as Researcher: Research Implementation (3)
  • SPE 5280 Exceptionality, Diversity and Difference (3)

Specialty Studies

  • ELE 6330 Multicultural Literature for Children (3)
  • ELE 6340 Cultural Aspects of Effective Teaching (3) 
  • ELE 6770 Differentiated Instruction (3)

Electives: Choose two elective graduate courses (5000 or 6000-Level) in areas outside of the major to complete degree requirements

To Apply:

To begin the application process, please download and fill out the required recommendation form

Faculty Contact:

Laura Handler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education

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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.