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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed to facilitate the earning of an advanced degree while also completing requirements for a North Carolina license to teach. The MAT is offered in:

  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Health Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Music Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Education - General Curriculum (MAT Course Sequence III)
  • Vocational Education (Business Education, Marketing Education)

Some of the programs are offered part-time for lateral entry teachers. Most part-time candidates begin in the NC Teach alternative licensure program.

  • Unconditional admittance to graduate standing.
  • Acceptance to the MAT teaching area and assignment of an advisor.
  • Completion of initial 6 semester hours with a 3.0 or better and an entrance deficiencies or conditions.

Transfer credit is only accepted when it is fulfilling a deficiency or content area knowledge.

Resident Requirements for a MAT degree program are met when a student has completed the Summer I and II experiences and the Internship.

Participation can be full-time or part-time in some areas. Full-time candidates begin the program in June of each year.

The MAT requires a regular graduate application that is available on line through the graduate school or by contacting the Graduate School directly.

  • 39 semester hours of graduate work, 9 of which are internship hours.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (final GPA).
  • Meet specific teaching competencies.
  • Completion of a teaching portfolio.

Candidates apply through the ECU Graduate School. After a student has been admitted to the Graduate School, the student may seek acceptance into the College of Education and one of the licensure areas offered in the MAT program. Minimum requirements for admission to the College of Education's MAT program include:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work from an institution accredited by a regional association.
  2. Bachelor's degree in a discipline designated by the chosen teaching area.
  3. Satisfactory entrance examination scores on either Graduate Record Examinations or the Miller Analogies Test. This must be completed prior to admission to the MAT.
  4. Three letters of recommendations from persons who can attest to the applicant's academic competence or ability to graduate work directly submitted to the Graduate School.
  5. A writing sample submitted at interview.
  6. Interview with the MAT Coordinator, program area faculty and teachers. This is set up by the coordinator once application is reviewed.

Note: Any student who does not take classes during a regular semester (fall/spring) must reapply to the Graduate school in order to reactivate his/her status as a graduate student and access to his/her ECU email account.

Other graduate programs are available in many disciplines.

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For More Information Contact:

Dr. Lisa Rogerson
222 Speight Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-5117
rogersonl@ecu.edu

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2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On: 16 Mar 2015 20:01
The COE Research Committee is proud to announce the 2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase.  Please plan to attend and participate in this event on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00-6:00PM in Mendenhall 244. Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:  Mendenhall room 244 Presenters and Research Studies: […]

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MATE Faculty and Students Provide Quality Professional Development at NCCTM Eastern Region Conference

On: 23 Feb 2015 21:58
ECU was well-represented at the NCCTM Eastern Region Conference in Kenansville on Saturday, February 14, 2014. Love was certainly in the air as president-elect, Dr. Ron Preston delivered the keynote address.  It continued as Eastern Region President, Dr.  Katie Schwartz led the event – both in terms of putting the conference together and facilitating on […]

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CEO of the NJ Association of State Colleges & Universities to Speak to Students

On: 20 Feb 2015 16:59
On March 25th, the College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership will host Michael W. Klein, J.D., Ph.D., CEO of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU). The purpose of NJASCU  is to represent all state colleges of New Jersey outside of Rutgers before the NJ legislature and Governor Chris Christie. […]

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LEED Alumna and Current Principal has Article Published

On: 16 Feb 2015 19:14
2014 LEED Graduate Dr. Robin Hamilton had an article published on February 16, 2015 in ASCD Express entitled, “Transformative Kindergarten Transition Practices.” The article discusses the impact the transition into kindergarten can make on their future academic and social success. It also discusses different transition practices that are currently used. Dr. Hamilton is currently the […]

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ECU’s Master of Library Science Program Earns ALA Accreditation

On: 12 Feb 2015 19:19
It is with great pleasure that the East Carolina University Master of Library Science degree program is able to announce that their degree program is now accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). ALA accreditation provides students, and alumni who qualify, the ability to apply for library positions in any library setting. ALA accreditation is […]

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College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – May 9, 2015

On: 11 Feb 2015 21:56
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education […]

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From the TRC: Distance Education & Award Winning Author, Duncan Tonatiuh

On: 06 Feb 2015 14:54
Distance Education In this inaugural edition of From the TRC, the Teaching Resources Center would like to refresh the minds of the College of Education’s faculty, students and staff of our mission because it will also serve as the driving force behind this new weekly column:  The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to […]

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LEED Doctoral Student Published

On: 27 Jan 2015 16:55
The book Glee and New Directions for Social Change features a chapter from Davis B. Smith entitled “The Asteroid and the Active Shooter.” This work is about the importance of everyday interactions and using active listening so that we can better understand one another. Smith is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Doctor of […]

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Everyone Has News to Share

On: 17 Jan 2015 19:09
In the College of Education, we believe the best way to find out about what is going on in our departments, classrooms, and clubs as well as in the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni is by encouraging them to share their news and events with us. As one of the larger colleges […]

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Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships Available

On: 15 Jan 2015 17:26
Educations majors who are interested in scholarships may want to take a few minutes to look at the attached scholarship applications. They are from Alpha Delta Kappa, a well-established organization of women educators. This is money that can be used to assist with tuition and books. For each of the two scholarships, there is an […]

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