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Master of Arts in Teaching: Eligibility and Cost

Requirements for Admission to the MAT Program:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university that holds regional accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency such as SACS
  • 3.00 GPA or higher in prior work, as required by the Graduate School, and an undergraduate degree in the content/discipline. In the absence of a content degree, 24 semester hours/credits in content relevant to the area in which you wish to teach
  • A combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 300 on GRE administration. GRE scores should be no older than 5 years prior to the date of admission.
  • Meet the specific requirements of content area or grade level.

Applicants with non-U.S. Degrees:

A minimum passing score of 100 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) AND an official course-by-course evaluation from an accredited foreign credential evaluation service are required.

Please note that the Master of Arts in Teaching is a distance education program, so students on university-sponsored visas are not eligible for this program. Please contact the Office of International Services with any questions.


All courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program are 100% online. Depending on the content area, some courses may be offered with an off-campus option.

Students typically enroll in 9-10 hours per semester. Classes are paid on a per-semester basis. This does not include additional content courses, if they are needed. Visit the NC State’s Graduate Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about tuition and fees.

Approximate total program cost (North Carolina residents) for the Master of Arts in Teaching program: $13,850 ($1,385.64 per course)