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MAT in Elementary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education is designed for students that already hold a bachelor's degree, but have little or no background in education. Successful completion of the program will lead to NC Elementary Education certification (K-6) and prepare educators to teach as elementary classroom teachers. Candidates graduate with their master's degree and M-Level teaching license. Learn more >

Program Coordinator
Dr. Elizabeth Crawford
910-962-2916
crawforde@uncw.edu

English as a Second Language

MAT in English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language specialization of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed to prepare individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree for North Carolina teacher certification in the area of ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). Successful completion of the coursework and field experiences associated with this program will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II ESOL and apply for North Carolina K-12 certification in this area. Learn more >

Program Coordinator 
Dr. N. Eleni Pappamihiel
910-962-2746
pappamihieln@uncw.edu

MAT in Middle Grades

MAT in Middle Grades Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Middle Grades Education seeks to better prepare candidates for teaching young adolescents and addresses the North Carolina Professional Teaching standards, the Masters/Advanced Competencies which include standards in Instructional Expertise, Knowledge of Learners, Research Expertise, Connecting Subject Matter and Learners, and Professional Development and Leadership as well as the North Carolina Standards for middle school teachers. In addition, the program addresses the National Middle School Associations (NMSA) programmatic standards for initial teacher preparation. Learn more >

Program Coordinator
Dr. Kathleen Roney
910-962-7195
roneyk@uncw.edu

MAT in Elementary

MAT in Physical Education and Health 

The MAT in Physical Education and Health is designed for students that already hold a bachelor's degree, but have little or no background in education. Successful completion of the program will lead to NC Physical Education and Health Education licensure (K-12) and prepare educators to teach as physical education and health education teachers. Candidates graduate with their master's degree and M-Level teaching license. Learn more >

Program Coordinator
Dr. Sue Combs
910-962-3262
combsc@uncw.edu

MAT in Secondary Education

MAT in Secondary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education is designed for individuals that already hold a bachelor's degree in one of the content areas: English, history, mathematics, or science but have not earned teacher licensure. The full year program includes coursework in pedagogy, academic discipline, and an internship. Successful completion of the program will lead to NC Secondary Education certification (9-12) and prepare educators to teach as secondary classroom teachers. Learn more >

Program Coordinator
Ms. Salena Rabidoux
910-962-7615
rabidouxs@uncw.edu

MAT in Spanish Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Spanish Education is designed to prepare students who hold a bachelor’s degree to teach Spanish in K-12 settings. Candidates will complete coursework and field experiences to prepare them for jobs as Foreign Language educators. Successful completion of the program will lead to initial licensure and a master’s degree in Education. Learn more >

Program Coordinator
Dr. L.J. Randolph
910-962-3349
randolphl@uncw.edu