Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Curriculum Specialist, MA


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Program Code: MA_416A
CIP Code: 13.0301

Program of Study for the Master of Arts, Curriculum Specialist


+Advanced Licensure: Requirements for this degree were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs.

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores, unless waived; North Carolina “A” license or the equivalent from another state.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher, or with three years of teaching experience.

Location: On Campus and Off Campus; Off-Campus cohorts begin periodically, and follow a part-time extended format.

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts - Curriculum Specialist


Other Requirements for the MA - Curriculum Specialist


  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Not required
  • Comprehensive: Not required
  • Product of Learning: Required. Product of Learning (POL) portfolios posted on TK20, POL presentations to faculty and school personnel, and POL grading rubrics will all remain the same. The program advisor will continue to monitor the POL progress and will take responsibility for grading the POL during the student’s final semester in the program.

For Additional Information: Please visit the following website: currspec.appstate.edu 

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