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Master of Arts in Education - Elementary Education

The Master of Arts in Education - Elementary Education degree program allows completion of an advanced degree for individuals who presently hold an initial K-6 elementary teaching license. MAEd-ELEM students participate in advanced study of both content and pedagogical issues.

As emerging leaders in their schools and districts, students work closely with education faculty to design innovative research projects that contribute to the elementary education field. A nine-hour content area strand is selected from areas including courses in advanced methods, gifted education, library science, digital literacy/technology integration, and/or teaching English as a second language. This 36-semester hour program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. All courses are available online.

The College of Education accepts applications at all times so students can begin at almost any time during the year. The application due dates are as follows:

Desired Starting Semester

Application Deadline

Fall

June 1st

Spring

October 15th

Summer Session 1

March 15th

Summer Session 2

May 1st

Applicants must submit the following materials by the dates listed above to be considered for acceptance:

  • Complete online application at https://selfservice-banner.ecu.edu/DAD_PROD/bwskalog.P_DisploginNon
  • Statement of purpose meant to provide convincing evidence of one's suitability for graduate study and potential for success in one's chosen area
  • Copy of one's current initial teaching license (if in Sr II, include indication of when license will be received and submit it to the Graduate School immediately upon receipt)
  • 3 professional references (all submitted electronically via the Graduate School)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores
  • Send a copy of official school transcript(s) to Graduate School
  • Contact Dr. Terry Atkinson for more information.
For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses withing this program, please visit the Master of Art in Education section of the Graduate Catalog.

Download a checksheet detailing the 36- semester hour MAEd-ELEM program of study.

Note: Any student who does not take classes during a regular semester (fall/spring) must reapply to the Graduate school in order to reactivate his/her status as a graduate student and access to his/her ECU email account.

Other graduate programs are available in many disciplines.

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For More Information Contact:

Graduate Director:
Dr. Terry Atkinson
Speight 224
252-328-2889

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