Program Overview

The online MA in Middle Grades Education degree program prepares students to effectively teach grades six through nine. This program meets the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs, leading to a graduate level “M” licensure. Students may choose one of four tracks to customize their education: 

  • Language Arts 
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    If an applicant is without teaching experience in the middle grades, they must successfully complete an internship by taking CI 5900 Internship/Practicum (3 s.h.). This may result in the total number of credit hours exceeding 39. 
    Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a North Carolina "A" licensure or the equivalent from another state if seeking licensure. 

    • 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

    Restrictions

    Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies. 

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.

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