The master’s degree in elementary education is designed for experienced, practicing teachers who are seeking an “M” license and/or planning to apply for National Board Certification. The master’s program extends the theoretical and pedagogical foundations acquired during undergraduate study and builds on the competence acquired by the career teacher through years of practice. Teachers must hold a Standard Professional I license or be eligible to hold a Standard Professional I license at the time of application. Two years full-time teaching experience is recommended but not required.
The mission of the master’s program in elementary education is to prepare the experienced teacher for full participation in the profession as leader, researcher, and master practitioner. The master’s program is designed to promote both teacher autonomy and interdependence through inquiry, reflection, and action. Teachers and teacher educators are encouraged to collaborate on ways to enhance the professional lives of teachers, the learning and well-being of their students, the teaching and learning environments of their schools, and partnerships with parents and families.
Additional Information (from UNCP Catalog)
M.A.Ed. Elementary Education Candidate Handbook
Dr. Karen L. Stanley
Chair and Director, Graduate Program in Elementary Education
Office: Education Center, Room 215B
Dr. Irene Aiken
Office: Lindsay Administration
Dr. Emily Long
Office: Education Center, Room 344
Dr. Lisa Mitchell
Office: Education Center, Room 319
Dr. Joe Sciulli
Office: Education Center, Room 101F
Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013