This unique Master of Arts in Teaching degree blends English Education with interdisciplinary options that will help you build your graduate education to fit your teaching interests and needs. Most students will be able to complete this program fully online. Learn more about the variety of options, including the certificate-only program, below.
You can complete this program in two years if you take two courses per term (Summer, Fall and Spring). But you can choose to enroll in more or fewer courses each term based on your schedule, as long as you complete the requirements within 5 years. Note: if you take two or more courses in one term, you will be eligible for federal financial aid.
For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.
Choose two from the following Courses:
You will direct your own program outcomes by building the course mix that suits your needs. You will select six total courses to complete these 18 credit hours. There are three options for choosing your coursework:
*** Cognates #1 and #2 also fulfill the HLC content coursework qualification to teach dual/concurrent enrollment (and some college-level) English courses. ***
Teachers who possess a master's degree who just want to pursue eligibility to teach college-level English courses can take the Composition and Literary Studies Graduate Certificate.
The certificate consists of the same coursework (18 credit hours) as cognate 1 of the master's degree. Tuition is the same as the master's program, and you will be in the same online courses. Contact the Program Coordinator with any questions.
See the courses included in each cognate: English Education Course Descriptions by Cognate
You will also complete an applied project as part of this program. This project may include curriculum design, a professional portfolio, or a teacher inquiry research project. You will work with your MAT advisor to design the project, and you will be encouraged to employ academic research to address questions you have about your students’ learning (or your own learning).
For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.