Middle Grades Education Graduate

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College of Education: Preparing Teachers and Education Professionals 

Middle Grades Education
Graduate Degree Requirements

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. Twelve-semester hours of this 36-semester hour program are offered online. Remaining courses are offered face-to-face on the ECU campus.

For more information about the MAEd-MIDG program, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/results.cfm?id=65

A checksheet can be downloaded here detailing the 36-semester hour MAEd-MIDG program of study.

Admission Requirements

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


October 15th

Summer Session 1

March 15th

Summer Session 2

May 1st


June 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 (atkinsont@ecu.edu) for more information.

Graduate School
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/
Future Students webpage: http://www.ecu.edu/csecu/futurestudents.cfm
Graduate catalog: http://www.ecu.edu/acadprograms/catalogs.cfm

Scholarship/Tuition Information
Financial Aid Office:
Tuition Rates:
College of Education Scholarship Site:
Cashiers Office: 

Graduate Assistantship Information
Please contact Sharon Schlichting (schlichtings@ecu.edu) about assistantship opportunities.
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. For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/programs.cfm

For more information, contact:
Dr. Terry Atkinson 
Graduate Director
224 Speight Building


College of Education | 154 Speight Building | Mail Stop 504
East Carolina University | Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Phone: 252-328-4260 | Fax: 252-328-4219
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