The major goal of the Department of Elementary Education is to prepare education professionals as facilitators of learning by providing quality degree programs. The graduate offerings include M.Ed in Elementary Education (K-6) and M.Ed. in Reading Education (K-12). Class A licensure programs in elementary education, reading, and birth-kindergarten education are also available. All programs in the department are approved by NCATE and accredited by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.
Candidates for the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education and Reading Education will complete an Advanced Leadership and Collaboration Project evidence to demonstrate their competence in the North Carolina Graduate Standards and Indicators during their respective culminating course (ELEM 698 or READ 698). Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of Proficient (score of 3.0) on each indicator of the scoring rubric to receive course credit and recommendation for advanced licensure.