Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T. Secondary Social Studies Education Concentration


The Master of Teaching in Secondary Social Studies program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree in a social studies discipline (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology) who wish to receive secondary (9-12) teaching licensure. The program prepares students for successful teaching at the high school level.

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 during the M.A.T. program.
  • Sample courses include Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Literacy in the Content Area, and Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory.

After Graduation

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for successful careers as High School Social Studies teachers.

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. Licensure Reciprocity Information

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