The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Business Education is designed for college graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Business or a related discipline and want to become licensed Business Education Teachers. Students completing this degree are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to teach Business education courses in grades 6 to 12. The degree enables candidates to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become excellent instructors at the secondary level. The MAT program is designed for individuals who have a four-year college degree who desire a teaching license in the state of North Carolina. The MAT degree option is ideal for recent college graduates, lateral entry teachers, teaching assistants with baccalaureate degrees, and mid-career changers who possess a wealth of content knowledge and career-related experience.
Teacher Education Licensure: Completing this master’s degree and obtaining a teaching license are separate processes. Admission to this master’s program does not guarantee admission to the Educator Preparation Licensure Program. To be recommended for licensure, candidates must first be formally admitted to the Educator Preparation Program. Failure to complete the Educator Preparation admission requirements during the first semester of enrollment may result in the student’s inability to register for certain required courses. Applicants and current students should visit the College of Education for guidance on specific requirements for graduation and licensure test/assessment requirements.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Middle and High School Business Education Teacher (6-12)
To be eligible to apply for the MAT - Business Education degree, you must have...
- BS or BA degree from an AACSB- accredited College or University in a Business discipline (or a bachelor degree with at least 24 credits of Business coursework with grades of C or better)
- Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.80
- Well-written Statement of Purpose outlining career goals in Business Education
- Three (3) recommendations (professional and academic only; personal recommendations such as family, friends, church members, etc. are not acceptable.)
- Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended
- No current teaching license (other than temporary or residential)
- GRE - not required
- Thirty (30 hours of coursework
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA
- Pass Praxis II Exam
- Business Education: Content Knowledge- 5101
- Two-semester clinical practice experience
- Clinical I: 60 hours
- Clinical II: Full instructional day for the entire semester
- Pass edTPA portfolio
- Requires employment in NC public schools and enrollment in NC approved educator preparation program
- All Residency License applications must be submitted via the NCDPI Online Licensure system by an NC employing school system
For more information, visit: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program
Professional Licensure Disclosure
North Carolina A&T State University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA allows the University to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states and territories outside North Carolina. However, NC-SARA does not grant automatic reciprocity with other states or exempt N.C. A&T from the professional licensing requirements required by other states or territories.
N.C. A&T’s programs and courses meet the licensure requirements for professional organizations in North Carolina. The University is in the process of determining the licensure requirements for its professional licensure programs, but has not yet determined whether its online degree programs meet the requirements for professional licensure in every U.S. state and territory.
Current Students: Your advisor will contact you to determine the professional licensure requirements for the state in which you are located or hope to work.
Prospective Students: An enrollment advisor will provide the professional licensure requirements prior to your enrollment.
Learn more about professional licensure at https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure.
For program-related questions:
Cailisha L. Petty, Ph.D.
Department of Educator Preparation
College of Education
For assistance with the admissions process:
The Graduate College
For assistance with the registration process:
Trevor Taylor, Student Services Coordinator
336-285-3798 or (888) 498-6752 (Toll-Free)
Toni McRae, Business Services Coordinator
336-285-3811 or (888) 498-6752 (Toll-Free)