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Education MAT – Elementary Education with Licensure Emphasis – Elementary Education Endorsement (Grades K-6) – Eligibility

Admission Requirements

  • Possess (or be in the process of finishing) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.
    • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
    • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
  • Prerequisites – the following liberal arts courses need to be completed by the time you receive your licensure (if you have not taken these, you will need to take them in addition to the program coursework):
    • English Composition (1 course with grade of "A" or "B" - or pass the CLEP exam)
    • Science (1 course – biology, chemistry, earth science, physical science)
    • Mathematics (1 course – non-remedial)
    • Arts/Humanities (1 course – visual or performing arts, literature, foreign language, philosophy)
    • Social Science (1 courses – Geography, American Government/Civics, History, or Economics

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be completed within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
46
Time to Completion:
Teacher Licensure in 1 year, MAT in 15 months
Tuition:
$520/credit hour

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What Students Say

“The quick timeline and the convenience of where it was offered were important to me. Once I researched UNC’s great teacher education history, it was an easy choice.”

– Christian Kozlowski, program graduate