Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Appalachian State University

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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges