Foreign Language Education (K-12): Phase II, M.A.T.

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


The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Foreign Language Education program is composed of two phases:  The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Foreign Language Education (K-12) (Phase I) and the Master’s degree completion phase (Phase II).

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Foreign Language Education (K-12) (Phase I), qualified candidates 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. Phase I consists of 16-17 credit hours and Phase 2 consists of 14 credit hours, for a total of 30-31 Credit Hours for the Graduate Certificate and MAT.

  • 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 content of our program is aligned with the standards for foreign language teacher training defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Each classroom assignment addresses the competencies that this organization identifies as needed by the teachers of foreign language.
  • Coursework addresses such topics as: lesson plan design, equity and education, methods and assessment in teaching foreign languages, and a student teaching internship (Phase 1) as well as teacher leadership, advanced methodology, and research skills (Phase 2). 

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


Application Deadlines: 
This program offers Fall, Spring, and Summer admission on a rolling basis. Priority application deadlines are:

  • 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 Foreign Language Education (K-12).
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Foreign Language Education (K-12).
    • Students with a GPA below 3.5 in the Graduate Certificate phase may be considered for admission to the M.A.T. program with scores above the 30th percentile on either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.
  • One recommendation from a full-time faculty member who has taught you in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Foreign Language Education. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal.
  • A statement of purpose.

All coursework to complete the M.A.T. must be completed in a six-year time frame, beginning with the first course taken in the Graduate Certificate Program. 

Specialized Pedagogy Course:

  • MDSK 6220: Adolescence and Learning

Methods Courses:

  • FLED 6200: Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Customized Courses: 
Select one of the following:

  • TESL 6206: Globalization, Communities, and Schools
  • or RSCH 6101: Research Methods

Final Courses to be Taken in Phase II:

  • MDSK 6260: Teacher Leadership
  • MDSK 6691: Seminar in Professional Development

*Rates are subject to change*


  • $281.59 per credit hour
  • $3,942.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $522.54 per credit hour
  • $7,316.00 est. program cost


  • $1,067.43 per credit hour
  • $14,944.00 est. program cost