Master of Arts in Teaching

Diverse elementary students in the classroom.

CAEP_LogoThe MAT program is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads its graduates to both an initial teaching license and a Master’s degree in as little as a year and a half (full time).

In the MAT, we expand our knowledge and impact, and we also continue to support teachers’ need to integrate practice with theory as well as to experience today’s culturally diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms. The MAT provides an outstanding teacher preparation program at a reasonable cost.

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.

Please note that the MAT’s focus is on preparation to teach in K-12 schools rather than an advanced credential for practicing teachers or a precursor to research-oriented doctoral studies in education.