M.A.T. and Graduate Certificate Programs

“Every day, I get to inspire children. There isn't any amount of money or any other job that can reward you as much as being an educator. To work with a child and know that you helped them learn something they'll have for the rest of their life: you can't put a price on that.”

–Damien Hazel, 2016 Marvin Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Not every job offers the opportunity to change lives while you’re at work. For teachers, it’s part of the everyday. UNC Charlotte’s Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts in Teaching programs allow those with a bachelor’s degree in other fields to explore their potential to reshape lives by becoming a licensed teacher.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate qualifies candidates for a North Carolina Initial teaching license. Those who complete the program have to the option of taking additional courses to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and a North Carolina Advanced Level “M” license.

Our faculty are experts in the field of education and actively involved in partnerships with local public schools. Paired with diverse clinical experiences, classes focus on instructional design, classroom management and helping our students become educational leaders.


Elementary (K-5)

Middle Grades and Secondary (6-12)

Foreign Language Education

Teaching English as a Second Language