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.

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

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 a 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**

Urban Education (MED)

The M.Ed. in Urban Education is a 33 credit hour, fully online degree program designed to prepare education professionals who are committed to delivering high-quality, culturally relevant/sustaining instruction and services to meet the needs of students in increasingly diverse, urban school systems across the United States. UNC Charlotte is particularly focused on providing professionals with practical tools and resources that increase multicultural competence and awareness.