24 months
19104 USD/year
19104 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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This Elementary Education program 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 Elementary Education program from University of North Carolina Wilmington will lead to NC Elementary Education certification (K-6) and prepare educators to teach as elementary classroom teachers. 

Two options are available: 

Main Campus Face-to-Face Track – Courses meet two evenings each week during the regular semester and 3-4 evenings during the summer sessions.  Field experiences (including the internship) take place in PDS Counties.  

Distance Learning/Online Track – Courses are fully online and delivered asynchronously. Field experiences (including the internship) take place in PDS Counties and Regional PDS Counties.

Field placements for both the main campus and distance education option occur in K-5 public education settings and require a minimum of 30 hours per semester. A full-time internship is completed during the final semester.  

Upon completion of the graduate MAT in Elementary Education, 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:

  • Nature and Needs of Children with Exceptionalities
  • Advanced Elementary Grades Education, K-6
  • Research-based Instructional Design and Integrated Curriculum
  • Advanced Diverse Learners, K-6
  • Advanced Mathematics Methods, K-6
  • Advanced Social Studies Methods, K-6 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 SCH


On Campus, Online

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  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    19104 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19104 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    19104 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19104 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 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.


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