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

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Become an Elementary Teacher in One Year and Earn Your Master's Degree in Education

The Education Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education with Licensure Emphasis program allows bachelor’s degree holders to change careers by becoming licensed/endorsed elementary teachers. You will have face-to-face courses, practicums and student teaching experiences for the first year, leading to your teaching license eligibility, and the remaining two courses for the master's degree are completed online. This accelerated program is offered in Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley and Loveland.

Attend an Information Meeting In Person Or Online!

A program representative will share information about the program and answer any questions you have.

Recurring Online Meeting:

3rd Tuesday each month, 10:00 AM Mountain Time
Location: Online – View monthly dates and register

Local Information Meeting:

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 AM
Location: UNC Colorado Springs Center

Program Mission

The mission of this Master of Arts in Teaching plus teacher licensure program is to prepare graduate-level teacher candidates who are able to perform proficiently in elementary classrooms situated in an increasingly complex, diverse, and technologically advanced society. This program emphasizes the depth and breadth of teaching knowledge, theory, research, practice and skills. UNC School of Teacher Education programs are accredited by state (CDE) and national (ACEI) organizations.

Inspire the Next Generation

With a graduate-level Education degree and licensure from UNC, you'll be a highly valued teacher candidate—UNC is the premier teacher preparation university in Colorado. You'll make a difference in the lives of children, and establish a career in a field that is always in demand.

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