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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, serves North Carolina, the United States and the world through teaching, research and public service. We embrace an unwavering commitment to excellence as one of the world’s great research universities.

Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity, and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, and with generous support from North Carolina’s citizens, we invest our knowledge and resources to enhance access to learning and to foster the success and prosperity of each rising generation. We also extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State.

With lux, libertas (light and liberty) as its founding principles, the University has charted a bold course of leading change to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.

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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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Gracie Grant

Some of the things I’ve learned in the MAT program that will serve me well in the future are to always be adaptable and to not be afraid to take risks in the classroom. Adaptability is one of the most important skills a teacher can have and through experiences like student teaching and experiential learning, I’ve been able to become a very adaptable teacher.

Gracie Grant

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Master’s & lic.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST)
Master’s & licensure
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

The School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill is leading the way in the creation of a committed core of teachers who come to the classroom with professionalized training. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at UNC Chapel Hill, is designed to enhance your foundational skills, broaden your perspectives, and strengthen your ability to inspire and educate. Upon completing this year-long program, which includes coursework and a two-semester residency in a public school setting with an experienced classroom teacher, candidates are prepared for an initial North Carolina teaching license in elementary education (K-6), secondary education (6-12), or special education (K-12). Grounded in theory and applied in practice, the MAT program positions candidates to make a meaningful impact in your school, in your community, and in the lives of your students.

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  • 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Feb. 08, 2023

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $6,758

    In State Tuition

  • $15,621

    Out of State Tuition

  • $95

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to see if you can, too!
Loan Forgiveness

North Carolina Teaching Fellows
The NC Teaching Fellows program is designed to encourage students to pursue teaching careers in the high-need areas of science, mathematics and special education.

As a NC Teaching Fellow, students will receive up to $8,250 a year in forgivable loans for a commitment to serve as a science, mathematics, or special education teacher.

More information about this scholarship can be found at myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
English as a Second Language (K-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math (9-12)
Math, Elementary Education (K-6)
Math, Middle Grades (6-12)
Reading (K-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Spanish (K-12)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 22%
  • 78%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 2%
  • 4%
  • 0%
  • 8%
  • 0%
  • 76%
  • 10%
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