A new cohort of students begins the Master of Education program this summer, representing 11 North Carolina school districts, two out-of-state districts and five other countries.
The Master of Education program welcomed a new cohort to the Elon University campus June 12. The group represents 11 North Carolina school districts, two out-of-state school districts, four Latin American countries and one Asian country.
Students currently teach in Alamance-Burlington, Chatham County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Guilford County, Moore County, Orange County, Union County and Wake County in North Carolina; Pittsylvania County in Virginia; and Washington County in the District of Columbia. They teach in elementary schools, charter schools, middle schools and high schools. Some have taught for as little as four years and others as many as 11 years. The international students are teaching in the United States for three years as part of the Participate Program (formerly known as VIF), and they will each share teaching experiences from their native countries.
The M.Ed. Summer Cohort program is a concentrated three-year program leading to the Master of Education degree. The program involves two sessions each summer for three years and one online course each fall and spring semester between. This configuration works well for teachers who can take most of their graduate courses during the summer when they are not teaching. It also works well for Participate Program teachers who can complete their graduate studies during the three years they are teaching in the United States. Among the new cohort students, nine are studying Gifted Education and seven are studying Elementary Education. They will complete the program in July 2019.