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Teaching - Child Development, Early Education and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten)

12 months
Duration
17544 USD/year
4744 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Child Development, Early Education and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten) program from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is designed for college graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree in child development and family studies, early childhood education, consumer sciences.

Overview

Students completing this Teaching - Child Development, Early Education and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten) degree will be licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to teach young children birth to age 5 (with and without disabilities) and support their families in learning environments such as community-based child care and early childhood programs, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms (public and private). The degree enables candidates to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become excellent early educators. 

The Teaching - Child Development, Early Education and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten) program from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is designed for individuals who have a four-year college degree who desire a teaching license in the state of North Carolina. The MAT degree option is ideal for recent college graduates, residency license (formerly lateral entry) teachers, teaching assistants with baccalaureate degrees and mid-career changers who possess a wealth of content knowledge and career-related experience.

Teacher Education Licensure

Completing this master’s degree and obtaining a teaching license are separate processes. Admission to this master’s program does not guarantee admission to the Educator Preparation Licensure Program. To be recommended for licensure, candidates must first be formally admitted to the Educator Preparation Program. Failure to complete the Educator Preparation admission requirements during the first semester of enrollment may result in the student’s inability to register for certain required courses. Applicants and current students should visit the College of Education for guidance on specific requirements for graduation and licensure test/assessment requirements.

Programme Structure

The MAT degree has the following program requirements:

  • Thirty (30) credited hours of coursework
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Pass Praxis II Exam
  • Early Childhood Test Code 5025 (optional)
  • Two semesters of clinical practice experienceClinical I: 60 hours
  • Clinical II: Full instructional day for the entire semester
  • Pass edTPA portfolio

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BS or BA degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university with 24 credit hours of content-related coursework
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.80
  • Well-written Statement of Purpose outlining career goals in Child Development, Early Education and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten)
  • Three (3) recommendations (professional and academic only; personal recommendations such as family, friends, church members, etc. are not acceptable)
  • Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended
  • No current teaching license (other than temporary or residential)
  • GRE is not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8772 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Online North Carolina Students: $233/credit hour.
  • Online Out of State Students: $860/credit hour.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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