Master of Arts in Education in Physical Education (MAEd)

This online program enables licensed North Carolina teachers to acquire advanced competencies in Physical Education. Acquisition of the MAEd qualifies graduates for Master's level salary when employed by a North Carolina school district. Additionally, the program complements completion of the requirements for National Board Certification.

The Master of Education (MAEd) is awarded by the College of Education in conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology. To be eligible, applicants must hold a current North Carolina Teaching License. If the license is not in Physical Education, applicants may be required to fulfill additional prerequisites.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement: 
 ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. It is the student's responsibility, prior to beginning the program, to contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state the student may pursue licensure to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements of that state. 
Important Note to Residents Outside of North Carolina: 
Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. 
 East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Many states have prescribed an authorization process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens. 
 East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and programs through nationwide compliance by: participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state. 
 On November 14, 2016, East Carolina University was approved by to participate in NC-SARA which is a voluntary, regional/national approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that participate in SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of or participate in SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by SARA and administered by the four nationally recognized regional higher education compacts. 
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The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

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