Master of Arts in Elementary Education
The Master of Arts in Elementary Education is a program designed to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs. This program enables students to explain the theoretical and philosophical bases for educational practices as they relate these to the elementary school curriculum. Students are taught to understand the nature of the elementary school-age learner in relation to the learning and evaluation process and to make critical decisions by synthesizing information relative to the development of appropriate living/learning environments. Further they utilize research techniques in the design and implementation of curricula and activities in classroom settings and identify major movements, issues and trends impacting diverse students, technology and elementary education. To be eligible for this program students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a North Carolina 'A' license or its equivalent from another state. Courses in this advanced program build on knowledge gained in undergraduate teaching education programs.