Nov 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

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B. Grant Hayes, Distinguished Professor and Dean
William A. Rouse, Jr., Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs
Alana M. Zambone, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Allen Guidry, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, College of Education
Elizabeth M. Hodge, Professor and Assistant Dean for Innovation and Strategic Initiatives
Vivian Martin Covington, Teaching Assistant Professor and Executive Director for Undergraduate Affairs and Educator Preparation
Ellen Dobson, Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Data Management

The mission of the College of Education is the preparation of professional educators and allied practitioners, including professionals in adult/higher education, business information systems, counseling, instructional technology, and librarianship. Significant to this mission is a strong commitment to three important, related areas: the encouragement and nurturing of professional growth for educators and allied practitioners at all levels and in all areas of the educational endeavor, a continuing emphasis on and support for scholarship and research/creative activity, and service in all areas of professional education.

The College of Education offers graduate degree programs through the Departments of Educational Leadership; Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education; Interdisciplinary Professions; Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education; Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education; and Special Education, Foundations and Research.



Graduate teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction.

Distance Education

Selected College of Education programs have been approved for distance education delivery. All programs may be available on-campus. For a complete listing of programs available partially or entirely through distance education, please refer to Online Degree and Certificate Programs , or contact individual department offices.

Master’s Teaching Degrees

The master of arts in education (MAEd)  is offered with teaching areas in curriculum and instruction (with concentrations in English education and history/social studies education); elementary education; health education; instructional technology; mathematics, secondary education; middle grades education (with concentrations in English, mathematics, science, and social studies); physical education (with concentrations in adapted physical education and physical education pedagogy); reading education; science education; and special education (with licensure areas in behavioral/emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, low incidence disabilities, and intellectual disabilities). MAEd programs in art, birth-kindergarten, and music (master of music) are administratively located in the respective departments. These programs may choose to satisfy MAEd competency requirements through the use of the MAEd core or they may utilize their own courses to meet the competencies.

The College of Education also offers the master of arts in teaching (MAT)  with teaching field concentrations.

NOTE: The College of Education also offers the MAEd in adult education , which does not require or result in state licensure.


    Master of Arts in EducationMaster of Arts in Teaching

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