Master of Education in Elementary Education

Graduate Programs in Education

This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to:

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


  • Small, informal classes
  • Designed to be completed in 18 months
  • Evening classes back to back
  • 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
  • Satisfactory score on the GRE or MAT
  • 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.

Apply online here. Download a recommendation form.


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)

Choose two of the following:

  • ELE 6500 Topical Seminar (3)
  • ENG 5310 General Linguistics (3)
  • ENG 5330 Language and Culture (3)
  • ENG 6500 The Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)

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