Am I eligible for the M.Ed. program?
You are eligible to apply for admission if you have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a teaching license.
What are the requirements for the program?
All specialty areas require successful completion of 33-34 credit hours. On completion of the program you earn a North Carolina “M” license.
How long will it take to complete the program?
You can complete the M.Ed. program in as few as two or as many as six years. Typically, students complete the program in two and a half years.
When are classes held?
Classes are held one night a week between the hours of 5:00 – 7:50 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters. Summer sessions are six weeks and classes meet twice a week from 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Can I afford private graduate college tuition?
Yes, Meredith College’s graduate tuition is for $575 per credit hour, which is comparable with area private and public colleges and universities. Meredith has a $100 graduate student fee each semester for the M.Ed. program. Also, teacher tuition assistance and scholarships are available if you qualify. Please see financial assistance for more information.
Am I eligible for the Teacher Appreciation Grant?
You must be fully enrolled in a master’s degree program to qualify for the Teacher Appreciation Grant. Post-baccalaureate and add-on licensure only students are not eligible.
What if I’m only seeking add-on licensure in ESL, literacy, or special education?
You can elect to take the course work for add-on licensure in the areas of ESL, literacy, and special education. Application requirements are the same as those for the master’s program and work can be applied to a master’s program at Meredith.
Can I take master’s level classes for continuing education or license renewal?
You can take master’s classes as a non-degree student toward renewal of your teaching license. Two classes or six credit hours of coursework can later be applied to a master’s degree program at Meredith. It is the responsibility of students to secure approval from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction prior to pursuing coursework.
What if I am seeking my first teaching license?
The M.Ed. program is for those who have already met the requirements for the initial teaching license. Lateral entry teachers or others who wish to earn their initial Class A North Carolina teaching license through Meredith College should call the Department of Education at (919) 760-8316 to inquire about the Master of Arts in Teaching program or the undergraduate teacher education program.
Are Meredith’s teacher education programs accredited?
Meredith is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation system, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).
Earning her M.Ed. with AIG specialization has led Satina Smith, ’06, ’11 (M.Ed.), to additional leadership opportunities and taken her teaching skills to the next level.