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Entrance exam: GRE or MAT
Exam waiver available: Yes
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On and off campus
2 years (full time)
Harness your passion and drive to educate the most impressionable minds with App State’s Master of Arts in Elementary Education. Through this program, you will learn to deepen your classroom offerings by using research techniques to design and implement curricula and activities. You will also explore and experience theoretical and philosophical bases in educational practices.
This program is designed to prepare you for “M” level teacher licensure and will help you build confidence as a general studies teacher in an elementary classroom.
Visit the Reich College of Education website for more information about the Elementary Education program.
Explore the Graduate Bulletin to learn about the program of study for this degree.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification in North Carolina. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at App State at email@example.com or 828-262-7559.
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Master’s-level Elementary Teacher
School systems across North Carolina and beyond
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