Nursing: Nurse Educator (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses who have a BSN or MSN to become educational leaders in academic settings. This certificate consists of four courses, for a total of twelve semester hours and can be completed within one calendar year. The Graduate Certificate provides students with the coursework needed to enhance the student's professional teaching skills.

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.

Reading Education (MED)

The Master of Education in Reading Education qualifies graduates for the North Carolina Advanced Standard Professional II teaching license in K-12 reading education. Relevant to all areas of the K-12 curriculum, this program is designed for classroom teachers and aspiring literacy specialists who are interested in improving instructional programs and practices that promote literacy among all learners.

Respiratory Care (MS)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) program is a fully online program designed for practicing respiratory care professionals. The program prepares respiratory therapists to become leaders and consultants ready to advance the respiratory care profession through leadership and evidence-based practice. Students have the opportunity to pursue relevant topics that can be applied to current practice. The program provides graduates with additional knowledge, skills, and competencies that support advancement opportunities in clinical leadership, educational leadership, scholarship and research, and disease management.

School Counseling (post-masters) (PCER)

The post-master’s certificate in School Counseling meets the need of students who have completed a master’s degree in Counseling but have not met requirements for licensure as a school counselor in the state of North Carolina. Successful completion of the program requirements will enable the student to be recommended for licensure in school counseling from the university to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work offers an advanced generalist concentration that embraces the profession's commitment to social and economic justice, individual and community well-being, and scientific inquiry. As a reflection of UNC Charlotte's designation as North Carolina's urban research university, our curriculum is especially focused on the needs of vulnerable populations in the growing urban and suburban areas of the state. Graduates of the program will be able to synthesize and apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in order to refine and a advance the quality of social work practice and the profession in a range of settings.

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.