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Master of Education Revised

Catawba's Master of Education in Elementary Education Has Been Recently Revised to Meet North Carolina's New Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates

Course of Study

Core Courses

  • Teacher Leadership
  • School Curriculum
  • Research Methods for the Classroom Teacher
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Action Research I
  • Action Research II
  • Graduate Capstone

Required Mathematics Course

  • Theory of Numbers

A Language Arts/Reading Course Selected from

  • Developmental Reading Instruction
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • Content Area Multiliteracies
  • Literacy Methods for English/Language Arts Teachers
  • Literature in the Elementary Classroom

Two Electives
Among the choices are courses in cultural diversity, literacy, environmental science, and North Carolina history.

Recognition of National Board Certification

National Board Certification in the areas of Early Childhood Generalist or Middle Childhood   Generalist may be substituted for one elective (3 semester hours of credit).

  • 33 semester hours

Admissions Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Two official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A North Carolina Standard Professional 1 or 2 license in Elementary Education
  • Acceptable NTE, PRAXIS II scores, or test scores used by other states and accepted by the State of North Carolina
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from persons who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic and professional performance or potential
  • A satisfactory interview with the Graduate Program Director
  • Completion of all necessary application forms, including a personal statement concerning reasons for desiring graduate study
  • Completion of health history and immunization history forms

Applicants must be currently teaching in a K-6 classroom and should have at least one year of teaching experience.