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Appalachian Proposes Off-Campus Master’s Degree in Middle Grades Education

BOONE – Appalachian State University is proposing to offer a master of arts degree completion program in middle grades education next spring in Catawba County.

The program would be offered at the Hickory Metropolitan Higher Education Center and would begin in January 2006.

An informational meeting about the degree offering will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. in Room 1122 of the HMHEC at Catawba Valley Community College’s east campus at 2760 Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.

Representatives from Appalachian will explain how an individual with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and with a valid teaching license can enter the program and take Appalachian’s required courses at the HMHEC. The bachelor’s degree and teaching license required for entry may be in any area.

Courses in Appalachian’s off-campus programs generally are taught two nights a week for an average of six semester hours per term. Graduate tuition and fees for the 2005-06 academic year are $118.25 per credit hour for in-state students.

For more information, call Appalachian’s Office of Extension and Distance Education at (800) 355-4084.