Elementary Education (MA)
The complete list of courses is available through the Graduate Bulletin (above link) and the academic program (above link).
Leads to graduate level licensure in Grades K-6.
Information unique to Distance Education Program Admission and Enrollment:
The distance education MA in Elementary Education program accept applicants when new sessions are planned (via a cohort-model) at an off-campus location (see below). If there is sufficient interest, cohort members will begin together (same semester) and take their classes at the same pace (two per term) until graduation.
Program Delivery Information:
Beginning Fall 2012, many of the proposed off-campus cohorts will be delivered via face-to-face and online - called "hybrid". Two courses (or 6-7 hours) will be delivered each semester with 1/2 of the classes meeting face-to-face at the site and 1/2 through online instruction. For minimum technology requirements please see Tech Support Office. Locations, start dates and application deadlines are provided in the Proposed Cohorts table below.
|County||Location||Semester Start||Application Deadline||Information Session* & Notes|
|Burke - hybrid||ASU Burke||TBA||TBA||TBA - please check back|
|Catawba - hybrid||ASU Hickory||Fall 2013||June 1, 2013|
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at ASU Center Hickory, from 4:30-5:30 pm, Room 1110
|Cleveland - hybrid||Cleveland Comm. College||Fall 2013||June 1, 2013||Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Cleveland CC, from 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 6108 of the LeGrand Center|
|Wilkes - hybrid||Wilkes CC||TBA||TBA||TBA - please check back|
|Yadkin - hybrid||Yadkin Ctr - Surry CC||Fall 2013||June 1, 2013||Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Yadkin Center, Surry CC, from 10:30-11:30 am, Room 203|
*Information Session - Appalachian faculty & staff will be present to discuss the program & application process.
**If you would like to receive a notification about an upcoming information session for this program, to express interest in having this program delivered at other locations or start date please complete this electronic form. Please be aware that expressions of interest are relayed to the academic departments where decisions are made about where programs will be offered.
Admission Requirements and Application Information:
- All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Valid North Carolina “A” level teaching license or equivalent from another state. Please note, if the North Carolina teaching license is in an area other than elementary education, before the applicant is eligible to receive the M level license, he or she must pass the elementary education Praxis II.
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application Fee
- Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended
- Resume (uploaded as part of the online application)
- Three references (submitted as part of the online application)
- Test score is required for this graduate program (see information below)
Test Score Information:
A test score (no older than 5 years) is required from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT). They are equally accepted. Minimum score requirements are listed in the Graduate Bulletin/Catalog.
Click here to access Graduate School application information, requirements, and the online application for admission.
This application has not opened yet - please watch the deadline (currently TBA) above and when a deadline is set the application will be opened.
Applications must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by the Graduate School) and ready for review by the applicable deadline. If it appears to be too late to apply, please contact the program manager to discuss options.
For information or questions related to the application process, please contact:
Ms. Buffy Flowers
Direct Phone: 828-327-7000 ext. 4106
Dr. Susan Colby
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 6073
Direct Phone: 828-262-6073
Dr. Kathleen Lynch-Davis
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 7247
Direct Phone: 828-262-7247
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400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608