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Appalachian Proposes to Offer Off-Campus Master’s Degree in History

BOONE—Appalachian State University is proposing to begin a master of arts degree in history, secondary education in fall 2006 at the Hickory Metropolitan Higher Education Center located on the East Campus of Catawba Valley Community College.

A meeting to discuss forming a new off-campus cohort for this degree program will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in Room 1127 Hickory Metropolitan Higher Education Center.

Appalachian representatives will discuss how an individual who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and holds a North Carolina A-level teaching license may enter this two-year program and take Appalachian’s required courses at HMHEC.

The MA degree in history with a concentration in secondary education consists of 36

semester hours of graduate level coursework and yields a North Carolina M-level teaching license. The off-campus program is scheduled to begin in fall 2006 and finish in summer 2008. Two courses will be taught each fall, spring and summer by Appalachian faculty at the off-campus site. Each class will meet one night per week from 5 to 8 p.m.

The graduate tuition rate for the 2005-06 academic year is $118.25 per credit hour for an in-state student.

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