Master of Education / Program Overview

At Meredith College, you earn a Master of Education with a specialty in one of the following areas:

  • Academically and intellectually gifted (AIG)
  • Elementary education
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Reading
  • Special education (general curriculum)


The program is designed for the K-12 teacher who has a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching license or is eligible for an initial teaching license.

The Meredith M.Ed. curriculum prepares educators for the ever-changing educational environment. Students become proficient in today's classroom technology, best practices for content delivery, and the importance of implementing research-based practices in the classroom. Students also work together to understand the power of collaboration and positive relationships in effective school leadership.

Strong Reputation

As one of the strongest programs in the region, Meredith has a reputation for educating confident and capable teachers. That’s why so many schools seek out Meredith-trained educators who enter the classroom and make an immediate impact.

Convenient Scheduling

Because 98% of Meredith M.Ed. students are currently employed as teachers, the program offers a convenient course schedule to fit with working teachers' schedules. And for additional flexibility, some online and hybrid courses are offered.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to M.Ed. students. Options include the Federal TEACH Grant (ESL, reading and special education/general curriculum), financial aid, and need-based scholarships.

License Renewal

Current teachers who are interested in renewing a teaching license may take master’s level courses as a non-degree student.


Thank you for your Interest!

You can connect with a graduate admissions counselor in a variety of ways—choose the one that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Veronica Johnson

Veronica Johnson
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(919) 760-8316

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Satina Smith, '06, '11 (M.Ed.)

Satina Smith, '06, '11 (M.Ed.), wanted to pursue her Master of Education to more effectively meet the needs of a wide range of learners in her classroom. Earning her M.Ed. with AIG specialization has led to additional leadership opportunities and taken her teaching skills to the next level.


Contact Information

207 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-8316
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