East Carolina University offers a number of programs to help you further your education. If you currently hold a license in Elementary or Middle Grades Education, consider the benefits of a Master of Art in Education -Elementary Education or Master of Art in Education -Middle Grades Education.
If you currently hold a Bachelor's degree, but not a license to teach in North Carolina, you'll want to consider a Master of Arts in Teaching, with which, you will earn an advanced degree and fulfill the requirements for a NC license to teach.
The Master of Arts in 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.
The Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education degree program allows completion of an advanced degree for individuals who presently hold an initial middle grades teaching license.
MAEd-MIDG students explore middle grades curriculum development in public school settings, advanced instructional and assessment strategies, and issues/trends specific to middle grades education.
Master of Arts in Education - Reading Education students earn a K-12 reading specialist license as they explore current reading research, assessment/diagnosis of reading difficulties, management/oversight of reading/literacy programs, and develop action research projects related to an area of personal interest. Nine hours of study are selected by MAEd-READ students from a variety of reading/literacy related areas including library science, gifted education, digital literacy/technology integration, and teaching English as a second language.
The Master of Arts in Education - Special Education degree program allows completion of an advanced degree for individuals who presently hold an initial Special Education teaching license. MAEd-SPED students
For more information about the MAEd-SPED program, visit these links to the ECU Graduate School:
The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to facilitate the earning of an advanced degree while also completing requirements for a North Carolina license to teach. The MAT is offered in:
The Department of Elementary and Middle Grades offers two dynamic add-on licensure programs to help to enhance your skills.