The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - History Education is designed for individuals who have a four-year college degree and desire a teaching license in the state of North Carolina. This online program complies with INTASC, CAEP, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and the standards of achievement for 21st Century learners. The MAT program will prepare graduate students to provide instructional leadership and to capably deliver history education to the public schools. The MAT degree 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)
- High School History Education Teacher (9 - 12)
To be eligible to apply for the MAT - History Education degree, you must have:
- BS or BA degree from an AACSB- accredited College or University in a History discipline (or a bachelor degree with at least 24 credits of History coursework with grades of C or better)
- Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.80
- Well-written Statement of Purpose outlining career goals in History Education
- Three (3) recommendations (professional and academic only; personal recommendations such as family, friends, church members, etc. are not acceptable.)
- Official transcripts 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
- Social Studies: Content Knowledge - 5081
- 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 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)