The Elon M.Ed.

Elon’s newly structured 33-hour M.Ed. program allows you to choose a concentration in Innovation in Education or Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG). Both concentrations are part-time and designed for teachers who are graduates of accredited institutions and initially licensed to teach. The program has both face-to-face and online/hybrid courses.

Our program has been designed to disrupt practitioners’ traditional concepts of schooling and move teachers toward more progressive visions and praxis. Candidates are: (a) asked to reimagine education from a range of theoretical perspectives, allowing for equitable learning opportunities that are respectful and responsive of students’ backgrounds; (b) introduced to progressive student-centered pedagogies and classroom practices; (c) offered opportunities to experiment in their own practice with innovative pedagogies.

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M.A. in Higher Education

Elon’s Master of Arts in Higher Education (MHE) is designed to prepare highly effective professionals for roles as administrators, educators and mentors in a variety of college and university settings. In a cohort structure, students will experience a curriculum linked together by a series of educationally enriching activities and relationships. Students will be full-time in this two-year, 36-hour program that incorporates study abroad, internships, research experiences and a paid apprenticeship.

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Add-on AIG or Elementary Education Licensure

For teachers seeking Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) or Elementary Education add-on licensure to their North Carolina teaching license, Elon offers a 12-credit hour program with the option to transition into the M.Ed. program.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Strange, coordinator of graduate programs in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at