12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Welcome to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington! This one-year program offers an exciting opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Science, History and English who are seeking a secondary teaching license.


Housed within the state-of-the-art Education Building, students are trained to develop and apply learned skills to be successful in today's globally competitive, diverse high school classrooms. 

With the use of research and technology, the MAT program prepares future teachers to create innovative and interactive learning environments meeting the needs of today's high school students. 

Key Features 

  • As part of course requirements, students are given the chance to work closely with high school educators who are leading the way with progressive and new educational programs such as small learning communities and early college programs. 
  • The MAT in Secondary Education program at University of North Carolina Wilmington facilitates the necessary skill building for students to pursue their passion for teaching and become a teacher leader in today's public schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diverse Learners and Special Needs 
  • Instructional Design, Technology, and Leadership
  • Student Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Theory and Practice in Teaching Secondary Methods
  • Secondary School Organization
  • Assessment and Learning Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Deadline and Requirement Chart
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate). An undergraduate grade average of "B" or better is required.
  • Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
  • A letter of interest that describes their commitment to the teaching profession, recent experience working with teenagers, and their philosophy of teaching and learning.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

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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