Two New Graduate Options in Education Added at Meredith

Lauren Ayer

“We are proud of creating program options that meet the need for qualified and prepared educators in a field that has changed dramatically over the last decade.”     – Jennifer Olson, associate professor and head,  department of education

Meredith College has added two new graduate options in education: a health and physical education concentration in its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program and a completely online curriculum instruction specialist add-on license in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program.

The new MAT concentration will prepare college graduates to teach health and physical education in K-12 public schools. It joins Meredith’s already-successful MAT program options in special education,
elementary education, and English as a Second Language.

The curriculum instruction specialist license qualifies teachers for consideration for leadership positions at the district and school levels. Curriculum instructional specialists play a key role in analyzing data and working with teachers and administrators to develop curricular and instructional strategies to improve student learning.

Meredith College is committed to preparing highly qualified teachers to serve in North Carolina’s public schools. These new programs will create additional opportunities for Meredith alumnae to have an impact on the lives of students. 

Meredith’s MAT program is open to those who have earned bachelor’s degrees but do not hold teaching licenses. The M.Ed. program is designed for licensed K-12 teachers and offers five specialized tracks: academically and intellectually gifted, elementary education, English as a Second Language, reading, and special education.

Both the MAT and M.Ed. are open to men and women and are 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 degree programs build on Meredith’s long history of excellence in teacher education, which also includes licensure, add-on licensure, and undergraduate programs.

For more information, contact Veronica Johnson at or (919) 760-8316 or visit

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