The Master of Arts in Education in Health Education is designed for licensed teachers seeking advanced certification, and is the only program leading to "M" licensure in Health Education in North Carolina. By earning an MAEd, you can improve your teaching practices and advance professionally. The MAEd will allow for an annual salary increase, as well as compliment any work you would do to qualify for National Board Certification.
The Master of Arts in Education in Health Education (MAEd) degree program is a 36-semester hour program consisting of a 12-semester hour Education Core and a 24-semester hour Health Education Core.
- Education Core: EDUC 6001, SPED 6002, EDUC 6480 or 6482, and ELEM 6550
- Health Education Core: HLTH 5310, 6100, 6200, 6300, 6355, and 6400
- Internship: HLTH 6990 and 6991
The Graduate School makes the determination of eligibility for admission to the graduate program. Acceptance into the Health Education Program is determined by the graduate faculty under the guidelines established by the graduate faculty of the department. The graduate school admits applicants only upon issuance of a formal letter. Minimum requirements for admission to the MAEd in Health Education program include the following:
- Must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Must hold a current initial teaching license. Entrance into a MAEd teaching area other than that of the initial licensure area may require prerequisite courses.
- Must have an overall GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work.
- Must have satisfactory entrance examination scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). This must be completed prior to admission.
- A completed Graduate application packet, including the written statement of purpose, and a copy of the initial teaching license.
Dr. Michele Wallen
3204 Carol Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858