Online Master of Arts In Education - Health Education

What to Expect as a Student

This program benefits professional students by providing an opportunity to earn an advanced level teaching license and a masterâ€,s degree without having to leave a current professional position.The required coursework is offered entirely online. Faculty members are accessible and available to assist students in the learning process through a variety of communication methods. The average time to degree completion for full-time and part-time students is 1.5 years and 2.5 years respectively. Advisors work closely with students to establish a plan of study which fits their professional goals. The program consists of a combination of courses that provide opportunities for applied learning and educational investigation. Many gradates continue teaching in the public schools and making a difference in the lives of school-age youth; however, some have chosen to seek careers with community colleges and universities, state agencies, district curriculum administration, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

Degree Requirements

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.

Required Courses:

  • Education Core: EDUC 6001, SPED 6002, EDUC 6480 or 6482, and ELEM 6550
  • Health Education Core: HLTH 6410, 6100, 6200, 6300, 6355, and 6400
  • Research: HLTH 6997 and 6998

Admission Requirements

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 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.

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Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

All applicable ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.

Important Note to Residents Outside 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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MAEd. in Health Education Program Overview

Dr. Michele Wallen
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Greenville, NC 27858