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Teaching (CERT)

Initial teacher licensure in the College of Education offers a multitude of graduate certificates, many of which may lead to a professional educator license. Additionally, some programs comprise the first phase of a master’s degree in Teaching.

Certificate Options
Art Education (K-12)
Child and Family Development (B-K)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Foreign Language Education (K-12)
French, German, Spanish
Instructional Systems Technology (K-12)
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, gifted

Program Webpage http://www.pathwaytoteaching.com/
Graduate Program Director: Mr. Bradley Smith
Graduate Program Director Email: bradleysmith@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8815
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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 Language Learners and can find employment opportunities in K-12 schools; Higher Education; English Language Institutes; or non-profit organizations serving immigrant populations. 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.

Program Webpage http://mdsk.uncc.edu/academic-programs/graduate-programs-teaching-english-second-language
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lan Kolano
Graduate Program Director Email: Lan.Kolano@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8713
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Teaching English as a Second Language (MED)

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 program caters to: experienced teachers seeking additional ESL licensure and/or advanced degrees; candidates who do not have an educational degree but would like to seek initial ESL licensure in North Carolina; or candidates already enrolled in an undergraduate education program who would like to minor in TESL. With a master’s degree in TESL, graduates work with English Language Learners and can find employment opportunities in K-12 schools; Higher Education; English Language Institutes; or non-profit organizations serving immigrant populations.

Program Webpage http://mdsk.uncc.edu/academic-programs/graduate-programs-teaching-english-second-language
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lan Kolano
Graduate Program Director Email: Lan.Kolano@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8713
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Technical/Professional Writing (CERT)

If you have an interest in the intersections between writing and technology, you can work toward a graduate certificate in Technical/Professional Writing.

Program Webpage http://english.uncc.edu/graduate/ma-english/technicalprofessional-writing
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Gregory Wickliff
Graduate Program Director Email: gawickli@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-2778
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