The Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education is a standards driven, performance-based program. Program standards incorporate standards from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as well as the National Middle School Association/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards. All program standards include indicators of the specialized knowledge, dispositions, and performances that must be demonstrated to complete the program successfully and to be recommended for graduate "M" level middle grades licensure in the subject area selected for the degree. All degree candidates must successfully present graduation portfolios (Products of Learning).
In addition to the on-campus graduate program, off campus programs are offered at several locations. Examples of these locations are Hickory, Morganton, and Lenoir, North Carolina.
For information about our off campus locations see our website.
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).