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Elementary Education- K-6, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, NC,
The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education K-6 (MAT) program is designed for students who hold an undergraduate degree in something other than education. You may be a professional in another field, but the classroom and your ability to influence the future are both calling out to you. 

About

The MAT is a two phase program consisting of 42 hours of graduate professional education course work in Phase I and 9 hours of graduate professional education course work in Phase II. All students must earn a grade of C or better in all education courses. A 12 credit-hour student teaching internship in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) is required. This experience is the capstone of Phase I. Enrollment in EDUC 499 Professional Internship takes place only after the completion of all Phase I professional course work.

It is suggested that EDUC 518 Foundations and Curriculum in Elementary Education should be taken as early in the program as possible, and thatEDUC 527 Teaching Reading & Other Language Arts should be taken before EDUC 524 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading Techniques.

All students must apply to the Cato School of Education for admission to the Teacher Education program (TEP). Students may only take five EDUC courses before being admitted to the TEP. Applications to the TEP can be obtained in the School of Education Office in Jernigan 203.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives in Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching
  • Becoming an Elementary Teacher
  • Education in Diverse Communities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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).

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).

  • Complete Application
  • Request Official Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit $40 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Charlotte

  • 1133 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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