Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the specialization in elementary education program are required to hold, or are qualified to hold, a North Carolina Class "A" teaching license in early childhood education and/or elementary education. Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Elementary Education graduate program are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GPA of "B" (3.0) or better recommended in undergraduate work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • 2-3 page typed letter of interest which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.

Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline. There are four application cycles. Please see the Graduate School website for Admissions Deadlines and Requirements: Master Degrees, Education: Elementary Specialization (Master of Education).

Admissions decisions are based upon several factors and where other indicators of success warrant, individuals who fall below the established criteria in one of the areas may be considered for admission.

For more information, contact:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Amy Taylor