Master of Education for Experienced Teachers

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master of Education for Experienced Teachers M.Ed. SEMED Summer I March 12, 2024
Program Coordinator Jessica Amsbary
Program Support Specialist Mashanda Ardister
Address School of Education, Graduate Admissions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3500, 103 Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3500
Web Address
Test Requirements Not Applicable
Letters of Recommendation 3 One must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor (principal or director).
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements. For most cohorts, licensure as a teacher in North Carolina in the specialty area appropriate for your intended cohort is required. If you hold a teaching license, even if expired, please upload a copy to the application. Lateral entry teachers must complete their initial licensure requirements before entering the program. Two years of teaching experience in your specialty area and your expectation of a contract to continue teaching in that area in North Carolina. Teaching experience can be in any school, public or private, not necessarily in North Carolina. For ECIFS applicants, two years of teaching experience with young children in a public or community-based program is required. Specialty Areas offered include:

  • Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support – Option 1
  • Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support – Option 2

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required though a 3.0 is preferred.

A professional statement of purpose that describes your goals in teaching, pertinent background experiences, and relevant aspirations. Your statement should reflect your professional goals and reasoning for pursing this degree. You may wish to describe how this program helps achieve your career goals and why you are a good candidate. The statement of purpose should be 2-3 pages, single spaced.

The Statement of Purpose is required and should be uploaded into the application.

Include a resume describing your educational background and professional experience.

All application materials including letters of recommendation and matched official test scores (if required) must be received by the application deadline. Applications that are incomplete after the deadline will NOT be reviewed for admission.

All application materials are submitted electronically. Applicants are responsible for monitoring their application status and ensuring that their application, including letters of recommendation and official test scores (if required), is complete by the application deadline. Failure to do so will result in your application not being reviewed for admission.

Additional Requirements for ECIFS Applicants

Option One Applicants (for Licensed Teachers):
A copy of current teaching license

Option Two Applicant (for Non-Licensed Teachers):
Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, or a related area with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants who have not taken a comparable child development course and an introduction to exceptional children course within the past five years will be required to complete the following courses in addition to the program requirements:
EDUC 401: Early Childhood Development EDUC 695: Introduction to Exceptional Children