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Master of Arts in Elementary Education

Program Details

The online MA in Elementary Education degree program prepares students to pursue teaching positions in K-6 school settings. Graduates understand the nature of the elementary school-age learner in relation to the learning and evaluation process and are able to make critical decisions by synthesizing information relative to the development of appropriate living/learning environments.


Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a valid North Carolina "A" level teaching license or the equivalent from another state. Appalachian State University cannot guarantee licensure outside of North Carolina.

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Resume 
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian) 
  • Three references 
  • Application fee 
  • GRE or MAT scores no older than five years

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)