Elementary Education (Phase II), M.A.T.

9 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Program Tabs


The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education is for educators who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte.  Students can complete the 3 additional courses (9 hours) to complete the master’s degree program in an online format.

Qualified candidates who have completed Phase I may apply to continue into Phase II to complete the remaining requirements for the master’s degree and qualify for the advanced Standard Professional II teaching license.

The program provides a collaborative network between faculty, peers, and clinical educators to develop deep understandings of content and teaching practices.  The program supports residency teachers in North Carolina school districts who must enroll in a teacher preparation program while teaching as well as those not currently teaching who want to pursue a career in the field.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education.


Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 15 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements:

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • Completion of UNC Charlotte’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching Elementary Education.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Elementary Education.
  • A statement of purpose.

Elementary education courses taken in Phase II of the M.A.T. require employment as an elementary teacher.

M.A.T. Required Courses (9 credit hours)

  • ELED 6202: Classroom Management and Leadership for Diverse Learners (3)
  • ELED 6203: Instructional Differentiation and Leadership for 21st Century Learners (3)
  • ELED 6303: Teacher Inquiry and Data Analysis in the Elementary Classroom (3) (Capstone Course)


  • * ELED 6303 is the Capstone Course and must be taken in the final semester of the program.
*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $2,599.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $4,833.00 est. program cost


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $9,884.00 est. program cost