Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Business Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching Business Education combines graduate coursework in business content and curriculum/instruction to expand your career opportunities in both business and education. MAT graduates are employed as business teachers at the middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels as well as in the corporate arena as business managers and corporate trainers. This unique degree gives you...

  • Licensure in Business Teacher Education
  • Advanced instruction in effective teaching strategies
  • Internship experience as a classroom business teacher
  • Specialty area knowledge in e-commerce and business electives
  • Discipline-specific research skills through a capstone experience


MAT coursework is divided into two phases. Upon the completion of Phase I (7 classes, 21 credit hours including a student teaching internship), you are eligible to apply for a North Carolina teaching license. The Phase II coursework (6 classes, 18 credit hours-including a research thesis or project) completes the master's degree. Some of the coursework includes...

  • Learning Theories
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools
  • Integration Technology in the K-12 Curriculum
  • Business Education Planning & Leadership
  • E-Commerce Design & Implementation
  • Assessing & Evaluating Learning
  • Research & Inquiry

Applications for admission are processed through the School of Graduate Studies. MAT admission requirements include...

  • Bachelor's degree in a business major (or 24 hours of business coursework) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum overall 2.80 GPA or higher
  • GRE (or GMAT) scores
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

For more information, contact the Department of Business of Education
324 Merrick Hall, (336) 334-7657, bueddept@ncat.edu