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Master of Arts in Teaching - Business Education  June 29, 2017 – 05:28 pm
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Business Education is designed for college graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline and want to become licensed Business Teachers. Students completing this degree are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to teach business education courses in grades 7 to 12. The degree enables candidates to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become excellent instructors at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. In addition to pursuing careers in public education, graduates of the MAT in Business Education have the opportunity to seek positions in the workplace as business trainers.

All Teacher Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. As part of the School of Business and Economics, the undergraduate program in Business Education is accredited by AACSB International. The Master of Arts in Teaching in Business Education is accredited through the College of Education's affiliation with NCATE and TEAC, now known as CAEP.

Specializations (or Careers)

  • Middle or High School Business Teacher
  • Corporate Business Trainers

Admission Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the MAT degree, you must have...

  • Bachelor’ degree in a business discipline (or a bachelor degree with at least 24 credits of business coursework with grades of C or better) from an AACSB-accredited college or university
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.80 (Praxis I required if 2.50 to 2.79)
  • Two years of full-time business work experience (can be supplemented with directed work experience)
  • Technology competency (can be supplemented with additional coursework, CUIN 728)
  • Well-written letter of intent outlining your career goals in business education
  • Recommendations documenting your readiness for graduate work
  • GRE or GMAT scores (no specific cut-off score required)
  • No current teaching licensure (other than temporary)
  • No felony convictions

Program Requirements

The MAT in Business Education is is divided into two phases. Upon completion of Phase I (27 credit hours), you are eligible to apply for your initial (A-level) teaching license. Phase II includes just four more courses (12 credit hours) and makes you eligible to apply for the M-level license.

Curriculum Guide: MAT in Business Education (2016-2017 Curriculum Guide)

Contact Information

Source: online.ncat.edu

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