Master of Education (MEd)

The Master of Education is specially designed for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and skills in the K-12 areas of reading, special education and physical education. We also offer a concentration in Coaching Education & Athletic Administration. With both 1-year and 2-year programs, classes combine face-to-face instruction with hybrid classes. Graduates are eligible to apply for NC professional licensure in Reading, Special Education or Physical Education. Applications are accepted throughout the year.


The mission of the Methodist University Teacher Education Program is to produce graduates who can demonstrate the content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and dispositions of the Facilitative Teacher. The Facilitative Teacher is one who is knowledgeable, communicative, attentive, and understanding. The Master of Education program is closely aligned with the Methodist University mission in that the Facilitative Teacher recognizes the dignity and worth of all students. The program will promote intellectual values and the love of learning so that graduates will continue to contribute to the profession and community. These teacher leaders will be resources to the community and will grow in their careers and educational pursuits.


The M.Ed. Program contains concentrations in:

  • Literacy
  • Special Education
  • Physical Education
  • Coaching Education and Athletic Administration


Effective Fall 2017, tuition for Master of Education courses is currently $459 per s.h. ($1,377 for a 3 s.h. course). The M.Ed. application fee is $50. This fee is waived when the application is completed online.

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree


  • Core Courses: 18 s.h.—EDU 6000, 6100, 6200, 6250, 6300, 6350
  • Concentration: 18 s.h.—EDU 6700, 6710, 6720, 6730, 6740, 6980

Special Education  

  • Core Courses: 18 s.h.—EDU 6000, 6100, 6200, 6250, 6300, 6350
  • Concentration: 18 s.h.—EDU 6600, 6610, 6620, 6630, 6640, 6990

Physical Education

  • Core Courses: 15 s.h.—EDU 6000, 6100, 6200, 6300, 6980
  • Concentration: 21 s.h.—PXS 6000, 6100, 6200, 6300, 6400, 6500, 6600

Coaching Education and Athletic Administration

  • Core Courses: 12 s.h.—EDU 6000, 6200, 6350, 6980
  • Concentration: 24 s.h.—PXS 6000, 6050, 6100, 6150, 6250, 6350, 6450, 6550

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.

Program Faculty & Staff

John Herring

Director, Master of Education Program
(910) 630-7365

Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, Education & M.Ed.
(910) 630-7057

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