Programs of Study

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare you for an initial North Carolina teaching license. There are four tracks you can choose from, depending on what kind of license you’re planning to pursue.

Elementary Education is for students pursuing the Elementary Education (K-6) licensure.

Secondary Education is for students pursuing any of the following licenses:

  • Science (Grades 6-9 and/or Grade 9-12)
  • Social Studies (Grades 6-9 and/or Grades 9-12)
  • English/Language Arts (Grades 6-9 and/or Grades 9-12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 6-9 and/or Grades 9-12)

K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) is for students pursuing the K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) license.

K-12 English as a Second Language is for students pursuing K-12 English as a Second Language license.

Optional Add-On Specialization

You can pursue an optional add-on license in K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) or K-12 English as a Second Language in addition to your primary track.

Course Details

Elementary Education Track

Summer I

  • EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 614: Innovative and Engaging Teaching, 3 hrs

Summer II

  • EDUC 628: Teaching English Language Learners, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 616: Teaching Early English Language Arts, K-12, 3 hrs

Fall Semester

  • EDUC 685: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 686: Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 687: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 688: Teaching Intermediate English Language Arts, Grades 3-6, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 701: Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 2 hrs

Winter-Spring Semester

  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 746: Student Teaching Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 9 hrs

Final Summer

  • EDMX 708: Teacher Researcher I, 2 hrs
    (offered during Maymester)
Secondary Education Track

Summer I

  • EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 614: Innovative and Engaging Teaching, 3 hrs

Summer II

  • EDUC 532: Introduction to Development and Learning, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 628: Teaching English Language Learners, 3 hrs

Fall Semester

  • EDUC 693: Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 2 hrs
  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 617: Teaching in the Middle School, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 755: Classroom Assessment, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 760: Advanced Methods for Teaching Secondary Subjects (STEM or Humanities), 3 hrs

Winter-Spring Semester

  • EDUC 746: Student Teaching Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 9 hrs
  • EDUC 747: Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Subjects, 3 hrs
    (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or English Language Arts)

Final Summer

  • EDMX 708: Teacher Researcher I, 2 hrs
K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) Track

Summer I

  • EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 614: Innovative and Engaging Teaching, 3 hrs

Summer II

  • EDUC 628: Teaching English Language Learners, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 782: Behavioral Support Methods, 3 hrs

Fall Semester

  • EDUC 793: High-Leveraged Practices in Special Education with a Focus on Literacy Instruction, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 744: Assessment in ESL & SPED, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 701: Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 2 hrs
  • EDUC 685: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs

Spring Semester

  • EDUC 746: Student Teaching Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 9 hrs
  • EDUC 791: Specially Designed Instruction for Literacy and Mathematics, 3 hrs

Maymester

  • EDMX 708: Teacher Researcher I, 2 hr
K-12 English as a Second Language Track

Summer 1

  • EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 614: Innovative and Engaging Teaching, 3 hrs

Summer II

  • EDUC 628: Teaching English Language Learners, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 783: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for STEM, 3 hrs

Fall Semester

  • EDUC 532: Introduction to Development and Learning, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 744: Assessment Techniques for ESL & SPED, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 793: High-Leveraged Practices General Curriculum – SPED, Literacy, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 701: Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 2 hrs

Spring Semester

  • EDUC 746: Student Teaching Internship and Special Topics Seminar, 9 hrs
  • EDUC 733: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for Humanities, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 747: Advanced Math for Teaching, 3 hrs

Maymester

  • EDMX 708: Teacher Researcher I, 2 hrs

Summer II

  • EDUC 783: Advanced Methods for ESL/STEM, 3 hrs
Optional Add-on Specializations

Additional courses required for the K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) Add-on License

  • EDUC 793: High Leveraged Practices in SPED-General Curriculum, Literacy, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 685: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs
    (not required for students doing the Elementary track who would have already completed this course)
  • EDMX 791: Specially Designed Instruction for Literacy and Mathematics, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 782: Behavior Support Methods, 3 hrs

Additional courses required for the K-12 English as a Second Language Add-on License

  • EDUC 744: Assessment Techniques for ESL & SPED, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 733: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for Humanities, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 783: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for STEM, 3 hrs