Adult and Graduate Studies
The Master of Education Program is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking to expand professional knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction at the elementary level. The program emphasizes critical readings of current research and commentary—in combination with intensive critical observation and analysis. With completion of the 36-hour curriculum, the program leads to the master’s degree in elementary education and to K-6 National Board Professional Teaching Standards Certification, if the student chooses to participate in the NBPTS seminars.
The program is designed to be completed with part-time enrollment for six semesters. Two of the program’s required courses will be offered each semester, with the program rotation beginning in the summer. All courses are offered as evening classes at the Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.
SEQUENCE of COURSES
• ED 512 Curriculum Differentiation for Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
• ED 515 Advanced Psychological Foundations of Instruction (3 credit hours)
• ED 520 Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (3 credit hours)
• ED 530 Professional Development and Design (3 credit hours)
• ED 517 Foundations of Research in Elementary Education (3 credit hours)
• ED 522 Instructional Design and Assessment (3 credit hours)
• ED 524 Research in Education (3 credit hours)
• ED 535 Curriculum Theory and Development (3 credit hours)
• ED 532 Language and Culture in U.S. Schools (3 credit hours)
• ED 540 Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Learning (3 credit hours)
• ED 510 Student Inquiry in Elementary Content Areas (3 credit hours)
• ED 538 Integrated Research in Action (3 credit hours)
ED 526 National Board Seminars (optional) may be taken each term for 1-hour credit if students plan to prepare for National Board Certification.