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

Semester Priority
Consideration
Deadline
Spring 2018 October 15, 2017*
*Applications submitted after the priority consideration deadline
will be considered only on a space-available basis.
 October 31, 2017
Summer I 2018 N/A April 15, 2018
Summer II 2018 N/A May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 May 15, 2018*
*Applications submitted after the priority consideration deadline
will be considered only on a space-available basis.
June 15, 2018

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. Christine Liao
liaoc@uncw.edu
910.962.3556

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