Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T. Middle Grades Education Concentration


The Middle Grades program at UNC Greensboro prepares future teachers for North Carolina licensure in Middle Grades (grades 6-9) through an essential understanding of Middle Grades students and schools, rigorous content-area knowledge, and exemplary teaching practices.

Program Distinctions

UNCG’s 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.
  • Sample courses include:
    • Diverse Learners
    • Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction
    • Policies and Procedures in Special Education

After Graduation

Graduates of the program are prepared for successful careers as Middle Grades Teachers in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. 

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