Licensure Programs for Master's Licensure

Master’s Degrees 

Students earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree complete a Graduate Certificate in Teaching (initial licensure) at UNC Charlotte, then take the additional courses that lead to a master’s degree and an advanced teaching license.

Masters of Education (M.Ed.) programs are for current teachers who hold a Bachelor’s degree and a teaching license and are interested in career advancement and becoming a teacher leader in their field. These programs lead to an advanced teaching license.

The Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) prepares innovative, collaborative, effective, and reflective leaders who are prepared to develop school environments that ensure equitable and quality learning opportunities for a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse population and focus on improving the learning for all students


Master of Education (M.Ed.) (for advanced licensure)


Master of School Administration (M.S.A.)


Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

A two-phase program providing both Initial and Advanced licensure

  • Elementary education(K-6)
  • Foreign language education: French, German, or Spanish (K-12)
  • Middle grades education: English/ language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies(6-9)
  • Secondary education: English, mathematics, comprehensive social studies, and comprehensive science (9-12)
  • Special education: General curriculum or adapted curriculum (K-12)
  • Teaching English as a second language (K-12)

Master of Arts (M.A.)  (for advanced licensure)

Counseling

  • School Counseling (Master's and post-Master's options available)
  • Addiction Counseling (Non-licensure track)
  • Community Mental Health  (Non-licensure track)
  • English Education collaborative program with Department of English
  • Mathematics Education (Master's licensure) – collaborative program with Department of Mathematics