Master of Arts in Teaching

Candidates in the Master of Art in Teaching Elementary and Secondary Education Programs are trained to become professionals who are competent to meet the content knowledge needs of K-12 students. The program leads to an A level North Carolina license and is designed for those candidates who do not hold an initial teaching license in an area.

Why Choose a Master of Arts in Teaching?

The MAT will offer you the education you need to do so and prepare you for initial licensure in North Carolina. 

Our Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education degree programs offers the flexibility to sharpen your teaching skills, position yourself for school leadership roles and also build a strong foundation from which to explore other interests in the world of education.

Our Accreditation?

The Master of Art in Teaching is a program within the CAEP (Formerly NCATE) accredited College of Education and is approved by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.

What Will You Learn?

You will graduate from this program with the ability to be a knowledgeable, caring, and reflective practitioner. The program provides candidates with in-depth knowledge in all
elementary curriculum areas including methodology, stylistic approach, strategies, and research. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching consists of hands-on experience that places you in a classroom as a student teacher to practice what you are learning.

What Concentrations Are Available?

  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies

What Can You Do with a M.A.T. Degree in Education?

  • K-12 Classroom Teacher
  • Professional Tutor
  • School Administrator
  • Educational Researcher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Secondary Curriculum Developer
  • Head Teacher
  • Community Leader
  • Pursue Advanced Degrees in Education or other fields