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M.A.T. Program

Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Director: 
Dr. Roger A. Ladd 

Associate Professor, Dept. of English and Theatre 
Web Information Coordinator (WIC) for MAT pages 
Office: Dial Humanities Building 121
Phone: 910.521.6624; Email


General Information

Prospective students should email the Graduate Office or visit the website HERE

Specific Information for each program of study may be obtained by contacting the Content Area Directors, or by clicking on the links below. Note that some links will take you to information for both MAT concentrations and MA programs.

Areas and Area Directors:

Program Handbook

Program Description

Program Prerequisites

Program Standards and Goals


The M.A.T. program has two phases:

  • Phase I will allow students to apply for the NC Standard Professional I License. This phase typically consists of the Professional Core courses: EDN 5040, An Introduction to the Tenets of Education; EDN 5120, Advanced Study of the Exceptional Child; EDN 5440, Survey of Educational Research; and EDN 5450, Introduction to Curriculum Design and Best Practices. An additional Field Experience course—EDN 5460, Field Experience—for 0 credits is also required so that candidates may complete field based assignments in a K-12 environment. Phase I will also require candidates to complete the Professional Development (Internship) course, though candidates for the M.A.T. may waive the requirement for Internship after successfully completing a year of full-time teaching under a lateral entry license that matches the licensure area of the M.A.T. concentration. Phase I may also include selected Academic Specialization courses. Candidates should consult with their advisors about whether they should complete the 18-24 hours of courses of Phase I and apply for the Standard Professional I License before entering Phase II.
  • Phase II consists of Content Specific courses to complete the Academic Specialization, and Pedagogical Expertise. (Please see each program for specifics). Successful completion of Phases I and II will allow the candidate to apply for the NC Professional M License.

Lateral Entry and the M.A.T.