Special Education (MED)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education and Child Development with Special Education concentration is a professional graduate degree that serves experienced teachers who have obtained an undergraduate degree in Special Education and a North Carolina's Initial Professional License (IPL) in Special Education and who wish to be collaborative instructional leaders who are knowledgeable, effective, reflective, and responsive to equity and diversity. Upon completion of the 33-credit hour program, graduates will qualify for an M-Level NC Professional Educator's License.

Special Education (MAT)

Become the special education teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process! UNC Charlotte's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Special Education program allows students to become a self-reflective master special education teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader. This program is designed for individuals who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree and/or professional teaching license in Special Education. The M.A.T. program is a 35-credit hour program consisting of two phases, the Graduate Certificate phase (Phase I) and the Master’s degree completion phase (Phase II). Completion of Phase I of the M.A.T. leads to the North Carolina Initial Professional License (IPL) in Special Education. Phase I requires 21 credit hours of coursework, including the graduate internship experience. Upon completion of Phase I, qualified candidates may apply for Phase II admission to complete the remaining requirements for the Master’s degree and qualify for an M-Level NC Professional Educator's License.

Academically & Intellectually Gifted (CERT)

The Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) graduate certificate prepares currently licensed K-12 teachers from all disciplines to employ diverse and effective instructional practices to enrich, extend, and accelerate the standard curriculum for gifted students. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students are eligible for the North Carolina K-12 Add-on Licensure in Academically or Intellectually Gifted.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a non-licensure program designed for teachers and human service agency staff to acquire the the skills and expertise to address specific needs of individuals with ASD. This graduate certificate meets the Professional Content Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate-level education through the flexibility of online learning from UNC Charlotte faculty and ASD professionals.

Languages and Culture Studies: Translating (CERT)

Students in the certificate program study the history, theory, methodology, and profession of translation; work in the analysis and translation of different types of discourse, including non-literary and literary texts; become familiar with computer-assisted translation; and develop advanced post-editing skills. Graduate level coursework may also include special topics courses in translation and up to 3 credit hours of professional internship credit in translating. Translating is done in both directions of a given language pair: English ↔ French English ↔ German English ↔ Japanese English ↔ Russian English ↔ Spanish FUNDING New students admitted for Fall by the end of March and with a GPA of 3.0, may be nominated for the Graduate School Tuition Award ($2000). *******************************************************************************************************

Teaching English as a Second Language (MAT)

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) master’s degree program offers several different options to prepare teacher candidates at all stages for working in the rewarding career of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching environments. The MAT program specifically caters to candidates who do not have an educational degree but would like to seek initial ESL licensure in North Carolina. With a master’s degree in TESL, graduates work with English Learners (ELs) and can find employment opportunities in K-12 schools; Higher Education; English Language Institutes; or non-profit organizations serving immigrant communities. Become the teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process. Interested candidates must have an bachelors degree in order to apply, but can have an undergraduate academic major in a variety of areas that include English, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, International Studies, Political Science, etc. Candidates do not need to have an undergraduate degree in education to apply. UNC Charlotte's Master of Arts in Teaching programs allow students to become a self-reflective master teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader. **Contact the Graduate Program Director to learn about the new changes to the MAT program in TESL (Fall 2019) which will provide students access to a newly redesigned online program at significantly reduced costs**

Teaching Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching offers an efficient pathway to initial teacher licensure for candidates who have already earned a bachelor's degree. Courses are offered in the evening or online. With the exception of the Art Education concentration, students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Teaching can apply their coursework towards the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is offered in the following licensure areas: Art Education (K-12) Career and Technical Education (6-12)* Business/IT, Marketing, Technology Engineering and Design Child and Family Development (B-K) Elementary Education (K-6)* Foreign Language Education (K-12)* Arabic, Cherokee, Chinese, French, German, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish Middle Grades Education (6-9)* English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies Secondary Education (9-12)* Comprehensive Science, Comprehensive Social Studies, English, Math Special Education (K-12)* Adaptive Curriculum, General Curriculum *Available online

Learning, Design, and Technology (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) prepares learners to create, analyze, use, integrate, implement, assess, evaluate and manage instructional and performance solutions. When students graduate they hold instructional design and technology positions in education (P-12 and higher education), corporate, government, or military organizations. The program develops professionals who are solidly grounded in learning, design and technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for them to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning. This program is 100% online and has been endorsed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). The program is fully online and is either 15 or 18 credit hour depending on selected concentration: school specialist (18 - 077 endorsement from NCDPI), training and development (15), online teaching and learning(15).

Anti-Racism in Urban Education (CERT)

The online Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education allows students to explore the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately channel advantages to particular racialized groups while denying them to others. The certificate is appropriate for educators in public and private settings, administrators in non-profit settings, counselors, religious/spiritual entities, local, regional and state government employees, and others interested topics of equity.

Nursing: Nurse Educator (MSN)

The Nurse Educator specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice as Nurse Educators in selected areas of expertise. Students declare a specialty in the application and develop a portfolio from their graduate work demonstrating their expertise. Graduates of this program are prepared for academic positions teaching nursing at the entry into practice or RN-BSN levels and meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing requirements for Nurse Educators.  The program is taught online.