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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.

Cost:

The approximate total program cost (North Carolina residents) for the Master of Arts in Teaching program is  $15,992 ($1,599.10 per course) Visit the NC State’s Graduate Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about 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.