A prospective student seeking initial licensure must have a baccalaureate degree and may or may not be employed as a NC Residency teacher. MAT program applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.7 (3.0 preferred) on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or a 3.0 GPA earned in 6-9 credit hours of professional development coursework that is transferable into the MAT program. Prerequisite concentration course requirements should be completed prior to applying for the initial license. Required courses are determined by comparing transcripts of previous college coursework with the concentration area requirements for the initial 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 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.