2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education 6-9, Math, Science, English Language Arts, or Social Studies Specialty Area, M.A.T.

Program Requirements

A prospective student seeking initial level licensure must already have a baccalaureate degree or be employed as a NC Residency teacher. In order to enroll in the MAT program prospective students must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.7 (3.0 preferred) on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or 6-9 credit hours of Professional Development Student coursework that is transferable into the MAT program pending successful completion at a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Prerequisite concentration course requirements should be completed prior to applying for the “A” level license. Required courses are determined by comparing transcripts of previous college coursework with that of concentration area requirements for the “A” level license. Students may have to take additional undergraduate concentration area coursework or submit passing scores for the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) required specialty content area examination in order to meet licensure requirements. See advisor or department chair for evaluation of these courses or test requirements. Students are required to remove academic area deficiencies prior to enrollment in the graduate methods courses and clinical experience courses. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, resume, and written essay outlining applicant’s graduate educational goals and professional objectives.

Advanced Clinical Experience: 9 Credits

Licensure Requirements

PRAXIS II Test: 5169 Middle School Mathematics—Score 165

PRAXIS II Test: 5047 Middle School English Language Arts—Score 164

PRAXIS II Test: 5440 Middle School Science—Score 150

PRAXIS II Test: 5089 Middle School Social Studies—Score 149

edTPA Portfolio in the licensure area must be submitted during the advanced clinical experience.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Additional Notes

No more than 12 semester hours to be counted toward degree may be completed prior to formal admission to MAT degree program.