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MAT in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Earn Your Teaching License & Master’s Degree

The English as a Second Language (ESL) K-12 Education MAT program in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Counselor Education prepares candidates to teach English as a Second Language in grades K-12.

The program includes several methods courses, clinical work related to working with English Language Learners (ELLs), and an apprenticeship with an ESL specialist.

Successful completion of the program, including the PRAXIS II for ESL, results in a North Carolina ESL licensure in grades K-12.

Core Curriculum

15 semester hours of MAT Core courses are required for all MAT Students. View Core Curriculum Here

The MAT program at North Carolina State University follows a hybrid model, including classes that are on-line, face-to-face off-campus here in Raleigh, and face-to-face on the main university campus.

Specialty Area Course Requirements (18 Hours)

  • ENG 524 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 525 Variety in Language
  • EDP 504 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • FL 425 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
  • ENG 533 Bilingualism
  • ECI 541 Reading in the Content Areas


Apply Now

Apply by November 1st for Spring 2016 & by March 1st for Summer 2016!

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