Masters Degree Programs
The UNCG School of Education provides leadership in the development of new programs, the advancement of knowledge, and the achievement of personal excellence through advanced degrees. Our master degrees are intensive programs for students who will engage and learn through research and practice.
Programs in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development adhere to the scientist problem-solver model of training. Consistent with this approach is the program’s goal of graduating students who have broad knowledge of counseling theory and process, possess a high level of competency in providing professional services to diverse client populations, and view assessment and research in counseling as a continuous cyclical activity throughout the counseling process.
Programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations are based on issues of educational theory, practice, policy, leadership, curriculum, and administration. The department offers interdisciplinary-focused studies that emphasize questions of moral concern and the cultural context of education. There is a strong interest in issues of educational change as this relates to matters of human and social vision.
Programs in the Department of Educational Research Methodology prepare students for careers in such settings as universities and colleges, school systems, state and federal departments of education, social service agencies, educational research and development centers, and the corporate sector. Course work is supplemented with research experience on grants and funded projects that include measurement research and evaluation that are being conducted by individual faculty and the UNCG Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Programs in the Department of Library and Information Studies emphasize the rapidly changing library and information field and prepares students for positions of leadership in school, public, special, and academic libraries and other information centers, and for a variety of roles in both public and private agencies as information specialists.
Programs in the Department of Specialized Education Services prepare professionals for diverse roles in working with individuals with disabilities and other exceptional needs across the life span in a variety of community and educational environments. Programs in the department emphasize the delivery of services in integrated settings, with a focus on interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration.
Master of Education (MEd) in Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (jointly with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies)
Degree programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education ensure students’ intellectual, cultural, and social growth so that they may become active, reflective citizens. To achieve this goal, our graduates draw from knowledge of educational theory, policy, research, and practice to engage students in the active construction of knowledge, enact culturally responsive principles, adapt to the specific needs of their students, and assess and respond to students’ performances