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Biology Education

Western Carolina University

24 months
17886 USD/year
17886 USD/year
7480 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A.T. in Biology Education at the Western Carolina University is for students with a biology background looking to transition into a career in education. The program covers teaching methods and curriculum preparation necessary to be an effective instructor and also leads to licensure to teach grades 9-12.


What You'll Learn

The M.A.T. in Biology Education is is a 42-semester hour program that will develop your skills as a teacher and increase your understanding of biology. Students will take courses like Foundations of Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society; Child and Adolescent Development; Advanced Science Methods; and Methods for Teaching in Content Areas. The program also includes practical experience during an semester-long internship paired with a seminar course. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation of licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Where You'll Go

Western Carolina University’s M.A.T. graduates will be eligible to teach biology in grades 9-12. The National Education Association states the average salary for North Carolina public school teachers is $47,783 for the 2014-15 school year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 6% increase in high school teacher hirings by 2022. There are also a number of opportunities across the nation and internationally for primary and secondary teachers.

Programme Structure

Biology Education curriculum include:

  • Foundations of Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society 
  • Assessment of Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development 
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership 
  • Methods of Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scanned copies of transcripts in PDF format
  • Electronic Transcripts in PDF format
  • Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have a Foreign Transcript evaluation completed by 
  • one of the current members (WES is preferred)
  • GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8943 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8943 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3740 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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