Graduate Programs in Education

Whether you’re a licensed teacher or looking to transition into the profession, Meredith’s graduate programs in education will make you stronger. Schools are known to seek out and hire our teachers. Why? Because Meredith’s personalized approach to education empowers our graduates to make an impact in the classroom.

  • Competitive cost and financial assistance available
  • Strong job placement rate
  • Coeducational program open to women and men
  • Significant support for beginning and advanced teachers
  • Accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation system

Statement from the Department:
Students in our schools need and deserve antiracist teachers who are not afraid to teach, learn, and lead the way toward equitable schools and a just society.

Contact Information 
207 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-8316
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Entrance exams (GRE) are not required for admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs.

You are a licensed teacher who wants to become even stronger.


  • Elementary education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Literacy
  • Special education

You want to become a teacher, but you don’t yet hold a teaching license, OR you are pursuing licensure through Residency.


  • Elementary education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Special education
Graduate education students working in a classroom.

You have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, but you want to pursue a teaching license. 


  • K-12 Art
  • K-12 Theatre
  • K-12 Dance

You want to gain the credentials needed to become a teacher through Residency.

You want to gain the credentials needed to be a teacher.

You want to earn an add-on teaching license in a high-demand specialty field.

Choose from five options, including our newest: Curriculum Instructional Specialist add-on license

Whether you’re a licensed teacher or want to become one, Meredith College’s coeducational graduate programs in education will make you stronger. We offer exceptional job placement rates, competitive pricing, and ongoing teacher support.

Early MAT

Programs for undergrads who want to get a jump start on the MAT


of M.Ed. students are currently employed as teachers

2.5 Years

Typical time to M.Ed. degree

16-28 months

Typical time to MAT degree, which has fast-track and flex options

Investing in You

We value our teachers. That’s why Meredith’s Graduate Programs in Education offer support in a variety of ways:

  • Teacher Appreciation Grant for M.Ed. students of up to $2,200 ($200 per course)
  • Financial assistance
  • Ongoing career support 
Beth Garner

At Meredith, Beth Garner, ’14, M.A. in Teaching, found the support and the flexibility she needed to support her goal of becoming an ESL teacher.

La'Na Holden

La’Na Holden, ’19, M.Ed., returned to school to obtain her M.Ed. because she is passionate about always looking for ways to grow and learn.

Femaile with arms crossed smiling in front of school classroom

Abla Awadallah, ’19, M.A. in Teaching, dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but after teaching refugees abroad, she discovered a newfound love.