Master's of Education in Elementary Education

The M. Ed., Elementary Education specialization is designed as a 33‐hour intensive program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Successful completion of the Specialization will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II and/or expand their current knowledge of the field of Elementary Education at the graduate level. The target audience is certified elementary teachers who seek to enhance their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of elementary education.(View the Program Information PDF)

For more information, contact:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Crawford

The 33 semester hour program is comprised of the following three components:

Specialization Objectives

Upon completion of the graduate M.Ed., Elementary Education Specialization, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a depth and breadth of general knowledge in the field of Elementary Education.
  2. Demonstrate a well‐articulated knowledge of K‐6 communities.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills that can be utilized when interacting with
    colleagues, administrators, and families.
  4. Design, implement, and assess effective instruction, with particular emphasis on integrated
    curriculum and active learning strategies.
  5. Establish a classroom environment sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of all students.
  6. Use technology to enhance the academic achievement of elementary learners.
  7. Demonstrate effective leadership within the school environment.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the specialization in elementary education program are required to hold, or are qualified to hold, a North Carolina Class “A” teaching license in early childhood education and/or elementary education. Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Elementary Education graduate program are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline

Admissions decisions are based upon several factors and where other indicators of success warrant, individuals who fall below the established criteria in one of the areas may be considered for admission.

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