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Dr. Carol Greene
Program Advisor
252-328-5316

or

Ms. Delaney Swift
Administrative Support Associate
231 Speight Building
252-328-6833
swiftde@ecu.edu

Master of Arts in Education - Elementary Education

MAEd in Elementary EducationThe 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.

ELMID Graduate Handbook
Program Details

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

March 1st

Spring

September 1st

Summer Session 1

February 1st

Summer Session 2

February 15th

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

  • Complete online application
  • 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
    • May be waived under one of two conditions:
      • 10 or more years teaching experience
      • Graduate of ECU with a minimum of 3.3 undergraduate GPA
  • Send official school transcript(s) from all institutions attended in the last five years to Graduate School
  • Contact Dr. Carol Greene for more information.
For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses within this program, please visit the Master of Art in Education section of the Graduate Catalog.

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.