Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares teachers to provide high-quality, research-based instruction and behavior support to students who learn on the general curriculum level. In addition to your coursework, you’ll gain practical, hands-on experience in the field to apply the ideas and techniques introduced in class. Throughout the course of study, you’ll demonstrate your planning, analytical and critical thinking skills as well as practice the principles of servant leadership.

Successful completion of Phase I of the program and passing scores on the required licensure exams lead to recommendation for licensure as a teacher in North Carolina. Upon completion of Phase II, candidates qualify for the master’s degree and advanced-level licensure.

IHE Master's Performance Report.


The MAT graduate program, in the Division of Education, is available online and as a hybrid option at our Charlotte campus. The program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and is designed to fit your schedule. 


Master of Arts in Teaching requires 36-semester hours.

Phase 1: Initial Level - 24 (SH) 

  • EDUC 604 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 605 Diversity, Exceptionality, Multicultural
  • EDUC 654 Reading: Curric, Instruc, & Assess
  • EDUC 611 Mathematics: Curric, Instruc, & Assess
  • SPED 612 Assessment of Students with Diverse Needs
  • SPED 614 Differentiating Instruction
  • SPED 628 Workshop in Behavior Management

Electives: Choose 3 SH from:

  • EDUC 657 Integrating Science & Social Studies
  • EDUC 668 Problem-based Learning
  • STEM 601 Using Technique to Enhance
  • STEM SPED 618 Collaboration
  • SPED 628 IEP Development
  • SPED 607 Special Education Service Coordination

Choose 3 SH from:

  • EDUC 621A Internship in Elementary Education
  • SPED 621A Internship in Special Education
  • EDUC 622 Foundations of Teaching Practice

Phase 2: Advanced Level - 12 (SH)

  • EDUC 660 Research and Assessment
  • EDUC 661 Instructional Leadership for Diverse
  • EDUC 614 Master’s Project
  • EDUC 659 Clinical Experience & Prof. Devel Sem

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Pfeiffer University should submit the following materials for review:

  • A completed Pfeiffer University graduate application for admission.
  • All official college and university transcripts including transcript indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three recommendations using the Division of Education form
  • An essay responding to the Division of Education prompt

Teacher Education Performance Data

Pfeiffer University has a 93 percent job placement rate and is respected for the quality of classroom preparation provided through our interactive program. To learn more, review our teacher education performance data reports:

Division of Education Information

Visit the Division of Education to find out more information about:

  • How to apply for admission to the education program
  • How our student teaching program works
  • Education-specific scholarship programs

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities


Would you like to become a teacher? Pursue a rewarding career with your MAT degree!

Ready to get started? Apply now. 

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