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Education MAT – Elementary Education with Licensure Emphasis – Elementary Education Endorsement (Grades K-6) – Greeley or Loveland

Get Started – The Greeley and Loveland Deliveries Start Each May

Accepted applicants of the Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education with Licensure Emphasis who attend in Greeley or Loveland begin the program each May.

Courses, practicums and student teaching experiences are scheduled on weekdays for the first year, leading to your teaching license eligibility, and the remaining two master's degree courses are completed online.

Schedule for Courses and Teaching Experiences

Summer term (mid-May through mid-August): UNC classes – Monday-Thursday 8-5 (with a couple of Fridays in May).

Fall term (late-August through mid-December): UNC classes – Two weekdays per week. Practicum at an area school - Two weekdays per week.

Spring term (January through early May): Student teaching – Mon-Fri during school hours. UNC classes – one online course. You will be eligible for your teacher licensure at the end of Spring term if meeting all requirements.

Summer term (May through August): The remaining two master's degree courses are completed online.

Program Coordinators

Contact the Program & Enrollment Manager

Jon Shaw

Academic Coordinator – Greeley and Loveland

Dr. Jenni Harding

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the program starts in May, but we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready so that we can inform you of your admission decision as soon as possible. Please contact the Off-Campus Program Coordinator with any questions.

The Application Process

You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:

  1. Apply to the UNC Graduate School
    • Choose Education:Elementary Education with Licensure Emphasis-Elementary Edu. Endorsement (Grades K-6)-MAT as your academic program of interest and choose Summer of the appropriate year as your entry term on the application.
    • Follow all graduate school application steps for the application fee and submission of official copies of your transcripts (GRE scores are not required for this program).
  2. You will then continue in the system (or log back in later) to submit the following:
    • Three professional letters of recommendation - the system will help you initiate requests to be sent to these individuals.
    • Statement of Goals addressing your potential as a graduate student and future professional goals. The letter should be 500 words or less.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the School of Teacher Education for an admission decision. A completed application typically takes four to six weeks to process.


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

Delivery Options:

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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