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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

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Linda A. Patriarca, Dean, 154 Speight Building
Vivian W. Mott, Interim Associate Dean, 139 Speight Building
Alana Zambone, Interim Associate Dean, 154 Speight Building
Vivian M. Covington, Executive Director of Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies, 105 Speight Building
Diane B. Lys, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, 102 Speight Building

Sherrie G. Rogers, Director for Administration and Finance, 154 Speight Building

The mission of the College of Education is the preparation of professional educators and allied practitioners, including professionals in adult/continuing 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 Information and Library Science; 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 National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 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 business education; elementary education; English education; health education; history education (with concentrations in American history and European history); instructional technology; marketing education; mathematics; 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; special education (with licensure areas in behavioral/emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, low incidence disabilities, and intellectual disabilities). MAEd programs in art, birth-kindergarten, family and consumer sciences education, 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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