Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, MA

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Program Code: MA_422A
CIP Code: 13.1202

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Elementary Education

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 who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Additional Information on License Requirement: Applicants who do not have an A level license in the area of Elementary Education will need to take Praxis II to receive M licensure in that area.

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

Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility

Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval 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. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Elementary Education

Total Required (Minimum 39 Hours)

Students without grades K-6 student teaching or teaching experience in grades K-6 must take C I 5900 - Internship/Practicum (1-6) . This may result in the total number of hours exceeding 39 hours.

Teaching Field Courses (12 Hours)

Graduate courses selected from each of the content areas; math, science, social studies, and English language arts with the advice and approval of the academic advisor


Choose One:


Choose One:

Social Studies

Choose One:

English Language Arts

Choose One:

  • Graduate level course in RE
  • ENG (3)

Other Requirements for the MA in Elementary Education

  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Not required
  • Comprehensive: Not required
  • Product of Learning: Required

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