Add to or Begin Your Teacher Education with a Master’s Degree from Salem College
At Salem College, we’ve been educating teachers for more than 200 years, giving them the tools they need to teach and inspire their students with confidence. One of the ways that we do this is through our Department of Teacher Education and Graduate Studies. Explore our master’s programs for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC, and surrounding areas, then easily apply online.
All of our programs are designed to meet the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Candidates who have already completed a four-year degree in a field other than education may elect to pursue the Masters of the Arts of Teaching, or M.A.T. This is a two-phase program: Phase one leads to initial licensure, and phase two offers candidates the opportunity to attain an advanced degree in education. The M.A.T. program at Salem College was created for the working student and features small class sizes, a supportive atmosphere, a customized and flexible course of study, and evening classes. Candidates who complete all licensure requirements are highly qualified to teach.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Our Master of Education program in Winston-Salem is ideally suited for licensed teachers seeking to enhance their professional practice. Salem’s M.Ed. programs have been designed to complement an in-service teacher’s schedule. Evening class meeting times, customized courses of study, ﬂexible and convenient semester schedules (including a January and two summer terms), and intimate rapport with colleagues and professors make our M.Ed. program a terriﬁc choice for educators seeking an advanced degree.
Online Master of Education in School Counseling
The online Master of Education in School Counseling (M.Ed. – SC) degree from Salem College prepares passionate educators who want to make a difference in the lives of students. As one of the top Master of Education degree programs in North Carolina, our online graduate program meets the expectations and needs of the most sophisticated and demanding educators.
Through a research-driven program, our online master’s in school education in Winston-Salem allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required to become licensed school counselors. Students will learn about advocacy, ethics, legal issues, assessment and evaluation, career counseling, personal development counseling, action research, and program management. The program is comprised of online classes, internship experiences, and two weekend seminars on the beautiful Salem College campus, and can be completed in 36 months.
Contact Sheryl Long, Coordinator of Salem College MEd in School Counseling Program, at email@example.com or 336-721-2774 with any specific questions.
Add-On Licensure Programs
In-service teachers may wish to enhance their practices by adding an additional area to their teaching licensure. With this in mind, Salem College offers several courses of study leading to licensure in the following specialty areas:
- Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG K-12)
- Birth-Kindergarten (BK)
- English as a Second Language (ESL K-12)
- Reading (K-12)
Along with evening class hours, courses are offered across ﬁve terms (fall, spring, January, summer 1, and summer 2). Salem’s add-on licensure programs are a terriﬁc choice to strengthen your teaching repertoire and add an additional area of licensure.
Lateral entry candidates may elect to enroll in selected graduate coursework at Salem College in order to complete initial licensure requirements set forth by the state. Typically, lateral entry teachers consult with the Regional Alternative Licensure Center (RALC) or their school district’s human resources division to determine speciﬁc competencies and coursework that must be completed to earn initial North Carolina licensure. Salem College offers these required courses, and we welcome the opportunity to help lateral entry candidates be successful in their classrooms.
Candidates who complete limited selected coursework at Salem College may also choose to apply to the M.A.T. program, complete their licensure in phase 1, and then progress into graduate candidacy in phase 2.
Salem College is proud to offer several masters in education programs, including the Master of Arts in Teaching, Online Master of Education in School Counseling, and Master of Education, in Winston-Salem, NC.