The Master of Science degree in Elementary Education offered by the University Center of Randolph County and Pfeiffer University is for teachers with an elementary license looking to enrich their content knowledge and refine their ability to design and deliver effective instruction. The Master of Arts degree in Teaching Special Education is for teachers with an elementary license looking to provide research-based instruction for students with mild disabilities.
The same full-time, high-quality faculty who teaches Pfeiffer’s on-campus programs will teach the University Center classes. The program will be offered in hybrid format, a mix of traditional classroom meetings and online learning opportunities. Classes will meet one night weekly and the course load is six semester hours per term with students finishing in six semesters or two years.
Admissions requirements include a Pfeiffer application, official transcripts, writing sample, three recommendations, a copy of the applicant’s teaching license, and the Miller Analogies Test, which Pfeiffer will offer on the RCC campus. The program uses a cohort model, which means students will work through the program with the same group for every class.
The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Candidates currently working in school settings are eligible for a 40% tuition-reduction scholarship.
Dr. Christopher Boe
Director of Graduate Programs
Contact for more information and assistance with registration.