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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 283pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Unique among undergraduate teacher education programs, this degree creates teacher-leaders with deep content knowledge in all elementary disciplines with a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics for a strong STEM-focused instruction.

    Program Description

    Graduates from our program are prepared to be leaders who have an unwavering commitment to serving children. Our rigorous STEM-based approach requires successful completion of at least 27 credit hours of courses focusing on STEM content, including:

    • Calculus for Elementary Teachers
    • Conceptual Physics for Elementary Teachers
    • Design Thinking
    • Biology, chemistry, and more
    • Pedagogy courses include two methods courses each in mathematics, and science

    Prospective teachers also graduate with a firm literacy foundation, taking at least two courses concentrating on reading and one on language arts, as well as engineering methods focused on children’s designs and inventions, along with courses in diversity, special education and social studies. Students learn arts integration and to incorporate STEM subjects with other curricula while planning lessons and units.

    Beginning in the junior year, students are accepted into the program as a cohort. The program is specifically designed to encourage collaboration between students through coursework and classroom experiences.


    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts about half of those who apply for undergraduate admission. For the class of 2019, 21,104 applied and 10,584, or 50%, were accepted, of whom 4,210 enrolled.

    Members of the class of 2019 had average SAT verbal, math and writing scores of 610, 640 and 587, respectively, for a two-part total (verbal and math) of 1250 (1600-point scale) or a three-part total of 1836 (2400-point scale). The 4,210 students who enrolled had an average high school GPA of 4.44; 40%, or 1,677, ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. There were 130 valedictorians and 102 salutatorians in the class.

    Transfer admission is also very competitive. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. In the fall of 2015, 4,165 students applied to the transfer class; 1,470, or 35%, were admitted.

    NC State does not require undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.

    The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2015, 14,394 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 3,460 (24%) were admitted. Of these, 2,982 (80.3%) enrolled.

    Program requirements

    • Internal transfer students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

    ​To continue in the program, students in Elementary Education must:

    • Earn a B- or higher in ELM 250
    • Earn a C or better in all Professional Education coursework
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • Have a successful assessment of field experience each semester
    • Have a successful assessment of dispositions in field and university settings
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