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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
  • 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.


The approximate total program cost (North Carolina residents) for the Master of Arts in Teaching program is  $15,992 ($1,599.10 per course). You can review the estimated costs of attendance for information about the full cost of attendance, including expenses beyond tuition and fees.

The MAT can be completed full-time or part-time. Students typically enroll full-time for 9-10 hours per semester. Student teaching is a required full-semester and full-time experience.

TeachNC will reimburse you for the cost to apply to our MAT program. View eligibility requirements and details here