Teacher Education and Higher Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Secondary English

The Master of Teaching in Secondary English program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree in English who wish to receive secondary (9-12) teaching licensure. The program prepares students for successful teaching at the high school level.

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Program Contact

Dr. Amy Vetter
478 School of Education Building


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Example Career:

High School English Teacher

Designed For

This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in English who wish to receive licensure to teach at the secondary (9-12) level.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students to be successful English teachers at the high school level.

Research Interests

Students will engage in an action research project of their own teaching.

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Program of Study

Total hours: 30 hours

Core: (9 hours)

  • TED 535 (3) Literacy in the Content Area
  • TED 545 (3) Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
  • TED 669 (3) Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory

Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits):

  • TED 523 (3) Legal Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL or TED 618 (3) Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TED 551 (3) Teaching Practices and Curriculum in English
  • TED 619 (3) Issues and Trends in Literacy Education
  • TED 647 Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces (or approved substitute) or TED 610 Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction
  • TED 695 (3) Youth Literacies: Advanced Topics in Education

Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits):

  • TED 680a (6) Clinical Experience in Teaching
  • TED 680b (3) Clinical Experience in Teaching Seminar

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (in English)
  • Have at least a 2.8 GPA in your undergraduate degree
  • Not hold and have not met the requirements to hold a teaching license in any field
  • Not have taught as a lateral entry teacher

Program Description

English Education at UNCG intends to prepare teachers who are broad in their thinking, well versed in their discipline, informed in theory as well as practice, concerned about diversity and community, and reflective in their ongoing professional growth.

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Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.


The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the Elementary Education program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at tehe@uncg.edu with any questions regarding this data.