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Middle Grades Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington

24 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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The M. A.T. in Middle Grades Education Program from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for students holding a Bachelor's degree who are seeking North Carolina Middle Level teaching licensure while simultaneously earning a graduate degree. 

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The mission of the Middle Grades MAT program is to prepare developmentally responsive and effective middle grades educators. 

We address this mission by providing: a.) coursework aligned to the NC Professional Teaching Standards and Association for Middle Level Education standards and b.) Field experiences in a variety of settings. 

Upon completion of the Middle Grades Education Program from University of North Carolina Wilmington, candidates will:

  • Teacher Candidates will demonstrate leadership by applying the major constructs (concepts, principles, theories, standards, and research) related to young adolescent development and developmentally responsive middle schools
  • Teacher Candidates will establish a respectful educational environment for diverse learners by adapting instruction based on analysis of the individual needs (e.g., learning, social, emotional) of young adolescents and their community contexts
  • Teacher Candidates will demonstrate content knowledge by applying major content-specific constructs (concepts, principles, theories, language, standards, and research) during field experiences and internship
  • Teacher Candidates will facilitate student learning through the learning cycle (planning, instruction, and assessment) by applying a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies and technologies to meet the learning needs of young adolescents
  • Teacher Candidates will reflect on their practice by analyzing student learning to inform their instruction and professional development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Middle Grades Education 
  • Advanced Diverse Learners 6-9
  • Instructional Design in the Middle Grades
  • Advanced Field Studies 6-9 
  • Literacy Integration in the Middle Grades 6-9

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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33 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Recent graduates, working professionals and career changers with a bachelor’s degree in any field are eligible for the MAT in Middle Grades Education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
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