Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary (9-12) Education (English, Math, Social Studies, or Science)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary (9-12) Education is a 21-hour program designed for individuals who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Secondary Education. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, candidates can apply for the Master of Arts in Teaching to complete coursework in order to be eligible for a level “M” professional educator’s license.

All courses for the M.A.T. must be completed within 6 years of the first class taken in the Graduate Certificate.

To see program planning sheets, refer to the links on the left-hand side of this page.  For more information on the M.A.T, please contact: Bethany Myers in the Education Recruitment office at 704-687-7353 or You may also contact Warren DiBiase at 704-987-8881 or

General Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School
Please refer to admission information in the “Graduate School” section of the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements for M.A.T. Program

  1. Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching
  2. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching
  3. Students with a GPA below 3.5 in the Graduate Certificate may be
    considered for admission to the M.A.T. program with scores above the
    30th percentile on either the GRE or Millers Analogies Test
  4. One recommendation from a full-time faculty member who has taught
    the applicant in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program
  5. A statement of purpose

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*You cannot apply for the MAT without first completing the Graduate Certificate.

The admission process includes timely completion of the Admission to Candidacy form and the Application for Graduation from the Graduate Certificate program. 

Admission to Candidacy
The Candidacy form supplied by the Graduate School must be received no later than the eighth instructional day of the semester in which completion of all degree requirements is expected. 

Application for Degree
The Application for Degree/Graduation form supplied by the Graduate School must be received early in the last semester of the student’s program. 

The Program sometimes has a limited number of graduate assistantships.  Students may apply for a graduate assistantship by using the form available online:

Capstone Experiences
The MAT in Secondary Education requires completion of a capstone experience, a portfolio.

Upon acceptance into the program, all students are assigned an advisor.  Students are expected to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss their coursework. The advisor for the M.A.T. in Secondary Education is Dr. Warren DiBiase. He can be contacted at 704-987-8881 or upon admission.

LicensureLicensure.  Upon successful completion of the M.A.T. in Secondary Education, students are recommended for a level “M” professional educator’s license for North Carolina. Students apply for the level “M” professional educator’s license in the TEAL office (Cato COED 119).

Financial Aid/Financial Assistance
Information about available scholarships can be found at

Information about financial aid can be found at

Loan forgiveness programs are available in high needs areas:

Forgivable Education Loans for Service

Federal TEACH grant

*Additional funding may be available upon request.

Program Accreditation/Approval
All teacher education programs at UNC Charlotte are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  All programs have been approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education.