Master of Arts in Teaching/Education

Teaching Masters in Elementary Education
Charlotte area professionals are changing careers and changing lives as teachers through Wingate University's Master of Arts in Teaching MAT program in elementary education. Our alternative teacher licensure program is designed for professionals with degrees in areas other than education. Open doors to a rewarding career in teaching by earning the MAT!

Wingate's newly revised MAT program is for those seeking K-6 licensure through a Master's Degree program. Our MAT enables those with a previous bachelor's degree to complete an initial NC license (K-6) in four semesters. Successful students will engage in state required, 21st Century coursework that will enable them to be licensed to teach by the end of four semesters (including summer). After initial licensure, students can choose to continue with other working professionals and complete their Master's degree (MAT) and qualify for graduate level licensure in North Carolina.

Students participate in two evening classes per week (two nights total) each semester, for three semesters. Then, with a one semester internship/practicum experience, they become eligible for North Carolina initial licensure.

Program Coordinator: Theresa Hopkins (

Master of Arts in Education
Stay ahead of the education curve by earning a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree. Designed for today's teachers, Wingate University's unique program is interactive and portfolio-based. Graduates are prepared to assume major roles in curriculum and instruction planning, implementation and evaluation for all students.

The Master of Arts in Education offers 30 semester hours and graduate-level licensure in elementary education.

The Thayer School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cynthia Compton

Click here for admission requirements

For more information, visit this link: Graduate Education Catalog (PDF)

Miller Analogies Test
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is offered at Wingate University once a month. The cost is $80, which is due on the date of the test (check or exact amount in cash only).