Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.



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The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree, but did not pursue teacher education or licensure as an undergraduate. This program offers eight concentrations — Elementary Education, Middles Grades Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Mathematics Education, Secondary Science Education, Secondary Social Studies Education, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) — that culminate with the development of an Initial Competencies Portfolio, providing eligibility for candidates to apply for “A” licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Our teaching candidates come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds including communication, business, psychology, political science, etc., as well as a wide variety of careers in retail, engineering, social work, homemakers, etc. The common denominator is a strong interest to teach young students and to have a direct impact on the lives of others.

Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

Students will complete an internship and a student teaching placement in a local school throughout the duration of the program.

After Graduation

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for successful careers as:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Inclusion specialists
  • Resource teachers
  • Curriculum facilitators
  • District level specialists