Master of Arts In Teaching in Elementary Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Master On Campus
18 months
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts In Teaching in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree, but have little to no background in education.


Successful completion of the program will lead to NC Elementary Education certification (K-6) and prepare educators to teach as elementary classroom teachers. 

Specialization Objectives

Upon completion of the graduate Master of Arts In Teaching in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a depth and breadth of general knowledge in the field of Elementary Education
  • Demonstrate well-articulated theoretical beliefs and pedagogical practices relevant to K-6 classroom/school communities
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills that can be utilized when interacting with colleagues, administrators, and families
  • Design, implement, and assess effective instruction, with particular emphasis on integrated curriculum, creative and innovative teaching methodologies, and active learning strategies
  • Establish a classroom environment sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of all students
  • Effectively utilize technology to enhance the academic achievement of elementary learners
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills within the school environment and beyond

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Elementary Grades Education
  • Research‐based Instructional Design and Integrated Curriculum
  • Advanced Mathematics Methods 
  • Field Experience in the Public Schools
  • Nature and Needs of Children with Exceptionalities
  • Advanced Language and Literacy 
  • Field Exerience in the Public Schools
  • Advanced Social Studies Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended.
  • Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
  • A letter of interest describing your interest in pursuing teaching as a profession, why you consider yourself a strong candidate for the program, and your commitment to working with children.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18548 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4720 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Master of Arts In Teaching in Elementary Education
University of North Carolina Wilmington