The online Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree at Appalachian
Appalachian State University’s flexible, online Master of Arts in Elementary Education program will help you perfect the skills needed to become an effective elementary teacher.
Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking to teach in the K-6 school setting.
This App State Online degree program is designed to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs.
You will be taught to understand the nature of the elementary school-age learner in relation to the learning and evaluation process. With this understanding, you will be able to make critical decisions by synthesizing information relative to the development of appropriate living/learning environments.
This program leads to a “M” level licensure for elementary grades.
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- Completion time: two years
(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)
Eligibility and application requirements
- hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- hold a valid North Carolina “A” level teaching license or equivalent from another state.
- meet Graduate School admission criteria
NOTE: if the North Carolina teaching license is in an area other than elementary education, before the applicant is eligible to receive the M level license, he or she must pass the elementary education NES Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum Tests.
An admissions exam is not required for this program if the applicant has:
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Official (sealed or electronic) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
- Three references
- Application fee
If you do not have teaching experience in the elementary grades, you must successfully complete an internship by taking CI 5900 Internship/Practicum (3 s.h.). This may result in the total number of hours exceeding 39 s.h.
This is a program that leads to licensure or certification. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the U.S. Department of Education for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at Appalachian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.