The Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades and Secondary Education is for educators who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Middle Grades and Secondary Education Program at UNC Charlotte. The M.A.T. is Phase II of the Teaching Middle Grades and Secondary Education Program is offered through distance education. Students can complete the 7 additional courses (21 hours) to complete the 37-hour master’s degree program in an online format.

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Qualified candidates who have completed Phase I may apply to continue into Phase II to complete the remaining requirements for the Master’s degree and qualify for the advanced Standard Professional II teaching license.

What can I expect to learn in this program?

  • In the M.A.T., students are required to do research in the form of an electronic portfolio, write grants and complete a teacher leadership project. Candidates create professional development programs for the teachers in their schools and have the opportunity to mentor a novice teacher. A number of our students have received grant funding to enhance what they are doing in the classroom.