Eligibility & 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 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.

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 15 core MAT classes are all DE and will have DE tuition. The specialty courses are on campus, on-line, or a hybrid so the cost will vary based on your plan of study.

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.

Example total program estimate (North Carolina Residents) for MAT in Science 2014-2015: $13,050 (for all 33 hours)