MAT Programs

Purpose of the MAT Degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree from a four-year institution of higher education and who desire to attain an initial teaching license in a specific content area. Administrators in the College of Education will recommend individuals who complete the degree program and licensure requirements successfully to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for a teaching certification.

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Program Areas for the Master of Arts in Teaching

The College of Education at North Carolina A&T State University offers the MAT degree in 13 discipline areas. These areas are as follows:

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 Admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching program

Prospective candidates interested in the MAT degree must apply for admission via an application on the website of the Graduate College. To access this application, click this link. Admission requirements include the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.80 or higher from the undergraduate degree program
  • 24 credit hours of content-related coursework with a grade of C or better in specific discipline areas (i.e., mathematics, history, English, biology, chemistry) or related   courework in disciplines such as business, elementary education, special education, or technology
  • Verification of criminal background

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 Program Contact Information

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is housed in and coordinated by the College of Education; however, each concentration area has a program coordinator who provides oversight of the respective discipline area. To learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching, you may contact the following persons by discipline area:

  • Biology Education (Grades 9-12) - Dr. Cailisha Petty, mrspetty@ncat.edu, (336) 285-2174
  • Business Education – Dr. Lisa Snyder, BuedDept@ncat.edu, (336) 334-7657
  • Chemistry Education (Grades 9-12) – Dr. Etta Gravely, gravely@ncat.edu, (336) 285-2231
  • Child Development (B-K) – Dr. Valerie McMillan, vmcmilla@ncat.edu, (336) 285-3624
  • Elementary Education (Grades K-6) – Dr. Kim Erwin, kderwin@ncat.edu, (336) 334-7848
  • English Ed (Grades 9-12) – Mrs. Marlene Hendricks, mwhendri@ncat.edu,(336) 285-2627
  • Family and Consumer Sciences – Dr. Valerie McMillan, vmcmilla@ncat.edu, (336) 285-3624
  • Health and Physical Education (K-12) – Dr. Teresa Dail, tkdail@ncat.edu, (336) 334-7712
  • History Education (Grades 9-12) – Dr. Dwana Waugh, dlwaugh@ncat.edu, (336) 285-2318
  • Math Education (Grades 9-12) – Dr. Bampia Bangura, bbangura@ncat.edu,(336) 285-2067
  • SPED:General (Grades K-12) – Dr. Nicole Dobbins,nwdobbin@ncat.edu, (336) 334-7848
  • Technology Ed (Grades 9-12) – Dr. Vincent Childress, childres@ncat.edu,(336) 202-8142

 Financial Assistance for the Master of Arts in Teaching

Some candidates enrolled in the MAT degree program may qualify for the TEACH grant, which is funded by the United States Department of Education. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program was effective as of July 1, 2008 that may benefit eligible North Carolina A & T State University students who have the desire to serve as teachers. Recipients of the TEACH Grant must agree to serve as a highly-qualified full-time teacher in a high-need field in a low-income school for a minimum of four years. To learn more about this award, click the TEACH grant application for 2016-17. 

Other financial awards may be available via the Financial Aid Office (336-334-7973) or via the College of Education (336-334-7757). Please contact us to learn more.

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