Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, MA

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Program Code: MA_422A_1
CIP Code: 13.1202


This program is currently closed.

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 Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information

Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and 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 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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