The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Family and Consumer Sciences is designed for college graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or a related discipline and want to become licensed Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers. Students completing this degree are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to teach Family and Consumer Sciences education courses in grades 7 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 Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (7-12)
To be eligible to apply for the MAT - Family and Consumer Sciences Education degree, you must have:
- BS or BA degree from an AACSB - accredited College or University in 24 credit hours of content related coursework
- Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.80
- Well-written Statement of Purpose outlining career goals in Family and Consumer Sciences 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
- Family Consumer Science Test Code 5122
- Two semesters of 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 state educational requirements for licensure or certification for professional organizations in North Carolina. The University is in the process of determining the licensure requirements for its professional licensure programs but a determination has not been made whether N.C. A&T’s online degree programs meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification in every other 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: You are encouraged to contact the respective program director, state professional licensing board, or national licensing board for questions or additional information.
The University's mailing address is:
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
Program & Licensing Board Contacts
|Program||Program Director||Email Address||Phone Number||North Carolina Licensing Board||
Professional Licensure Board by State
|National Licensing Board|
|Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Family and Consumer Sciences Education||Cailisha L. Petty, Ph.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org||336-285-4417||North Carolina Department of Public Instruction||
Click this link to be directed to the "Teacher Education" Professional Licensure spreadsheet provided by NC-SARA.
|U.S. Department of Education|
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)