Master of education (M.Ed)
In elementary Education
The Master of Education in Elementary Education builds upon the University’s strong undergraduate teacher education program. The course work consists of a Professional Core, Elementary Specialty Area, and Portfolio/Product of Learning. The curriculum is based on the idea that a solid preparation will enable the candidates to become professional educators who serve as leaders for learning. Candidates in the program are provided a foundation in diversity, assessment, research methodology, and 21st-century skills.
The stated purpose of the Master of Education program is to prepare master teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be reflective practitioners and life-long learners who have thorough understandings and working interpretations of the professional issues that impact the design, implementation, and evaluation of the elementary school curriculum. Program graduates will have the skills to interpret and apply current research findings and conduct relevant classroom research. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for the North Carolina M-Level license in Elementary Education.