Master of Arts in Teaching
The MAT provides highly qualified individuals the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree and a North Carolina teaching license in one of a variety of concentrations. This one-year, full-time program begins with the summer 2 semester and ends at the conclusion of the following summer 1 semester. Each MAT candidate spends spring semester in a full-time internship working with a certified, ECU-trained clinical teacher and university supervisor.
The School of Art and Design offers an opportunity for individuals with an undergraduate degree in Art to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education.
MAT Physical Education candidates enroll in a range of kinesiology courses that hone their skill for teaching Physical Education at any grade level. Applicants to the MAT Physical Education program must hold an undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science, kinesiology, physical education, or recreation.
There is a national and state shortage of Special Educators, and ECU’s SPED graduates are in high demand. Applicants undergraduate degrees may be in a wide range of fields, and no specific undergraduate major is privileged over others. Program completers are highly qualified in SPED K-12 and serve as teachers of record across all K-6 content areas.
The full-time program is completed in twelve months, beginning in the second Summer Session and ending in Summer 1 semester of the following year. The MAT in Hispanic Studies leads to an advanced degree while completing requirements for a North Carolina teaching license.
The Music Education Master of Arts in Teaching program at East Carolina University is designed for persons who hold undergraduate degrees in Music and who wish to become certified K-12 music educators.
The Elementary Education program is nationally recognized for innovation and effectiveness in preparing knowledgeable, informed, professional teachers. This K-6 licensure program prepares candidates to work successfully with students in diverse public school settings.
The MAT in Middle Grades Education degree program is designed for persons with an undergraduate degree in language arts who are interested in earning a teaching license and graduate degree in order to teach in grades 6-9.
The Middle Grades program is a national award-winning program preparing candidates for an exciting career of teaching young adolescents. The goal of the program is to develop middle grades teachers who have a strong background in mathematics with advanced, graduate level training in teaching young adolescents.
The program seeks to develop middle grades science teachers who improve learning for all students through the use of research-based instructional strategies and reflective teacher research practices.
This degree program is for those with an undergraduate degree in social studies who are interested in earning both a teaching license to teach grades 6-9 and a graduate degree.
Middle and Secondary Grades
Family & Consumer Science
This program is designed for persons who hold undergraduate degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences related fields and who wish to become middle or high school family and consumer sciences teachers.
The English Education Master of Arts in Teaching program at East Carolina University is designed for persons who hold undergraduate degrees in English or journalism and who wish to become high school English teachers.
The History Education MAT concentration is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in history or a history-related area of study (geography, law, political science, or sociology) and who have a desire to teach at the high school (grades 9-12) level.
The MAT in Science Education degree program is designed for persons with an undergraduate degree in one of the sciences who are interested in earning a teaching license and graduate degree in order to teach at the high school level.