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Master of Arts in Teaching

An accelerated program with a 100% online option that will prepare you to apply your experience to make a difference from your first day in the classroom, whether you're teaching in-person, remotely or both.

Be prepared to teach in K-12 schools and in the content area of your choice through our accelerated teaching licensure program that offers a 100% online option. You will earn both an initial teaching license and a master’s degree from North Carolina’s leading college of education. As the No. 1 best college for your money in the state, we offer an affordable pathway to becoming a teacher and flexible and convenient schedules that work for you. Plus, scholarship opportunities are available.

Apply by July 15 to begin your courses this fall.

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Online Elementary Education Master’s Program in the U.S.

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Why NC State’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program

  • Offers 100% online option
  • Complete part time or full time (and earn your master's in as little as 14-20 months if full time)
  • Prepare to teach in any type of learning environment, including in-person, remotely or a mix
  • Scholarship opportunities of up to $2,000 available
  • Strong instruction from nationally recognized faculty with K-12 teaching experience
  • Choose from 10 content areas
  • Hands-on teaching experience in culturally diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms
  • Earn an affordable degree from a public university recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Money as the best value
  • Earn both a master's degree and initial teacher license for less than $14,000 total
  • A state-approved Educator Preparation Program and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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"The level of education I have received at NC State is extraordinary. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, from exceptional professors to support from the graduate school. I have attended conferences, been placed at an excellent school for my student teaching experience and have interacted with outstanding faculty and staff."

- Mehrunissa Owens ‘21MAT

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