Appalachian State University plans to offer the Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education degree program in Wilkes County.
An informational meeting about the degree program will be held March 11 at 4 p.m. in room 146 of the Wilkes County Education Administration Building located at 613 Cherry St. in North Wilkesboro.
Depending on interest, courses for the degree would be offered beginning this fall or in spring 2014.
Faculty and staff from Appalachian will be available at the meeting to talk about the hybrid program which features a combination of pre-scheduled, face-to-face classes at Wilkes Community College and online classes.
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a valid teaching license may apply to the program. Students will take an average of six hours per semester. The graduate in-state tuition/fees rate for the 2012-13 academic year is $218.50 per credit hour.
Successful completion of this program leads to 007 NCDPI “M” grades 6-9 teaching license.
For more information, contact Appalachian’s Office of Distance Education at 800 355-4084 extension 6518 or visit www.distance.appstate.edu.