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.
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