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Teaching - Elementary Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NC,
It’s not too late to become an educator, even if you didn’t major in education as an undergraduate. Our Master of Arts in Teaching degree prepares you for the K-6 classroom.


Do you have an undergraduate degree in an area other than education, but you’ve decided you want to teach? Our Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education degree can prepare you to touch the future.

You can earn your M.A.T. degree in a little over two years, even if you majored in biology or theater. Simply take two evening classes per week each semester at the Wingate University – Ballantyne campus. The degree requires 36-39 hours of courses that prepare you to be licensed in the state of North Carolina as a 21st century educator.

You combine what you learn in the classroom with practical experience throughout the program. Visits to accredited public schools during your first three semesters enable you to put theory into practice. You can apply for initial certification in North Carolina after you complete this part of the program, successfully student teach, and pass three tests.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American History 
  • English
  • Laboratory Science 
  • Literature 
  • North Carolina History 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36-39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for your first four semesters of work. 

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for admission (online form)
  • Brief (2-page) vitae
  • Copy of professional license(s)
  • Future personal professional goals in a one-page letter
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores no more than 5 years old
  • Three letters of professional recommendation describing leadershipskills. Two must be from supervisory or administrative personnel withdirect experience with you.
  • TOEFL for international students whose first language is not English
  • Two copies of official transcripts from each institution attended after high school
  • Three years of administrative experience recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 335 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 335 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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