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Education M.A.T. - English Education Concentration


The Master of Teaching program is designed for students who want a master’s degree that allows them to focus on both English content and education. The program is tailored to students who want to not only earn an advanced degree in the discipline of English, and also want to apply their knowledge of English to a teaching career in a secondary or postsecondary classroom. Thus, students will work closely with both English and Education faculty to accomplish the goals of this dual-focused program. Students in the program will complete 12 credits of education coursework, 15 credits of English coursework, three elective credits, and a final project that displays mastery of both content areas. 

Program Overview

UNC’s English Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program will deepen your knowledge of  literature and pedagogy. The course of study introduces new teaching skills, theories, and strategies. It also prepares you to engage in authentic, classroom-based research, preparing you to be an agent of change in both secondary and postsecondary classrooms. Your degree from UNC will also be a major advantage in the job market. Because of UNC’s long history as educators of educators, our faculty have a tremendous network of alumni and connections within the field, which provides our students with advantages and opportunities before and after graduation.

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