Programs of Study

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare you for an initial North Carolina teaching license. There are three tracks you can choose from, depending on what kind of license you’re planning to pursue. You can also choose to pursue an additional, optional, add-on license in Special Education of English as a Second Language through specializations.

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)

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


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)

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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
    includes option to study abroad for additional cost

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Special 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 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 hrs
    includes option to study abroad for additional cost

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Specializations

You can pursue an optional add-on license in either Special Education or English as a Second Language in addition to your primary track.

Special Education

The Special Education specialization is available to students pursuing the Elementary Education or Secondary Education track.

Additional courses required for the Special Education Add-on License
  • EDUC 793: High Leveraged Practices in SPED-General Curriculum, Literacy, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 685: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 791: Specially Designed Instruction for Literacy and Mathematics, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 782: Behavior Support Methods, 3 hrs

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (K-12) add-on is open to any MAT student. You can only take these courses after you’ve completed EDUC 628: Teaching English Language Learners (a requirement for all MAT students).

Additional courses required for the English as a Second Language Add-on License
  • EDUC 744: Assessment Techniques for ESL and EC Teachers, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 733: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for Humanities, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 780: Grammar & Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 783: Advanced ESL Methods and Strategies for STEM, 3 hrs

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