M.Ed. in Middle Level Education Program
The M.Ed., Middle Level Education specialization, provides advanced training for individuals holding, or qualified to hold, North Carolina Class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of middle grades education (6‐9). The 33‐semester hour program is comprised of three components:
- Professional core: explore topics in research, curriculum, and diversity and their implications for middle level education.
- Focus area: deep investigation of issues related to middle level education.
- Capstone experiences: synthesis of issues in middle level education.
Based upon the view of the professional as a decision‐maker, the specialization addresses the needs for conceptual and procedural bases for decision‐making and specific alternatives within the candidate's anticipated area of professional practice.
Upon completion of the graduate MEd, Middle Level Education Specialization, the student should be
- Demonstrate a depth and breadth of general knowledge in the field of Middle Level Education.
- Demonstrate a well‐articulated knowledge of 6‐9 communities.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills that can be utilized when interacting with
colleagues, administrators, and families.
- Design, implement, and assess effective instruction, with particular emphasis on integrated
curriculum and active learning strategies.
- Establish a classroom environment sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of all students.
- Use technology to enhance the academic achievement of elementary learners.
- Demonstrate effective leadership within the 6‐9 school environment.
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