Graduate Programs

Averett University offers the Master of Education with certification or non-certification tracks. Averett also offers early admission to both programs.

The Master of Education degree program offers several areas of concentration from which students may choose.  Licensed teachers interested in continued work in the elementary setting may choose to concentrate in Reading or Special Education.  Teachers in the secondary setting may choose to concentrate in one of the core academic subjects (Biology, Computer Science, English, History/Political Science, Math, Physical Education and Health, Theatre Arts, or Visual Arts).  These graduate students may complete a total of 18 graduate hours of study in their specified content field (as indicated previously).They may also choose specializations in Reading or Special Education, PK-12.

Students may earn teacher licensure in grades PK-6 or Secondary Teaching 6-12 or PK-12, or Special Education PK-12, while completing the graduate degree.

Secondary M.Ed. students concentrating in the core academic areas may complete a degree with 18 graduate hours in certain subject fields.  This degree will allow the graduate of these programs to teach Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment courses.  Students should check with the Director of Graduate Studies in Education for subject availability.

Early Admission to Graduate Studies: Undergraduate students may enroll in two graduate courses for graduate credit during their senior year. These courses may be applied towards the Master of Education degree program, provided they are earned at Averett University within the time limit specified in The Catamount.  Students must apply and be accepted in the graduate education program as special graduate students in order to take graduate courses.

Interested students should contact their academic advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Education.