Master of Arts in Teaching

Candidates in the Master of Art in Teaching 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 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 K-12 and secondary
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?

  • Secondary Education 9-12, Biology
  • Secondary Education 9-12, English
  • Secondary Education 9-12, Mathematics
  • Secondary Education 9-12, Social Studies
  • Art Education(K-12)
  • Health and Physical Education (K-12)
  • Music Education (K-12)
  • Spanish Education (K-12)

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

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

M.A.T. Admission Requirements

Acceptance status is based on the following:

Full Admission-GPA 2.7 or higher.

Conditional Admit-applies to applicants who have a GPA between 2.4-2.69.

Applicants with a GPA below 2.4 are not eligible for admittance.

Note: Conditional admit status can be removed the following semester if a 3.0 GPA is earned in at least 6 hours of graduate coursework. Conditional admits are not elegible for a residency license form. 

Graduation Requirements

For the completion of a graduate degree program, candidates must pass the Praxis II in their content area and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

For more information see Graduate Policies