Application & Location Info for this Elementary Education Program


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Choose one of our hybrid delivery locations:

  • Denver + Online
  • Loveland + Online

Application Deadline

This program begins each Summer term. Applications will be accepted until March 15 (unless one or both delivery locations are full before that date; we will post here if a delivery is full for the current cycle).  We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready in order to reserve your spot in the cohort. We will inform you of your admission decision as soon as possible.

A limited number of students may be able to begin this program in the Fall or Spring terms if they miss the Summer term start. Please contact the Admissions Coach to inquire about possible Fall or Spring start if needed.

Schedule for Courses and Teaching Experiences

The exact schedules for courses differ slightly between the Loveland and Denver delivery locations, but the following summary is true for all locations.

  • Summer term 1 (mid May through early August): Six UNC classes. All classes last six weeks and will be online or hybrid. Hybrid classes include both online and in-seat components.
  • Fall term (late August through mid December): Four UNC classes. All classes last six weeks and will be online or hybrid. Practicum at an area school two days per week (days to be determined with the mentor teacher and school), with one scheduled supervisor seminar each month.
  • Spring term (January through early May): Student teaching Monday–Friday during school hours, with one scheduled supervisor seminar per month.
  • Summer term 2 (mid May through June): The remaining two master's degree courses are completed online.

UNC Commitments are Fully Online the Last Two Terms

You are able to complete the final two terms of the program via distance education, which is helpful if you choose to complete your student teaching at a school that is far away from our centers!

Program Coordinator

Michelle Holmes, Ph.D.

Application Process

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Thank you for your interest in this UNC graduate program! You will complete the UNC Graduate School application and then submit additional materials. Please review the Eligibility section of the Program Summary page prior to application.

Step 1 – Apply

Apply to the UNC Graduate School. You will start a "UNC Graduate School Application." The following bullets will support you as you complete the application and material submission process.

  • On the application, choose the following program:

    • Education: Elementary Education w/Licensure - Grades K-6 (M.A.T.)

  • Request 3 academic or professional letters of recommendation from those who can attest to your academic potential and abilities. You will be asked to supply contact information for your recommenders in the application.

  • If you are unable to complete your application in one session, you can log back in to your application later to complete it. The application fee process will appear once you submit your application.

Step 2 – Submit Transcripts & Supplemental Items

You will then continue in the system (or log into the Admissions Portal) to complete the following:

  • All applicants will need to request one official transcript from each regionally accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned (or is in progress). Some applicants may need to provide additional transcripts. Situations that require this are listed on the Graduate School website (choose Domestic or International). Directions for having your official transcript(s) sent are listed in the Application Portal.

  • Statement of Goals addressing your potential as a graduate student and future professional goals. The statement should be 500 words or less.

  • The application portal will also show you which of your recommendations have been completed.

  • GRE scores are NOT required for this program.

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 faculty/program for an admission decision. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.

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