Lenoir-Rhyne University Master of Arts in Teaching Program

  • NC


625 7th Avenue NE
United States

About Us

The Lenoir-Rhyne Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree and wish to pursue middle grades or secondary teacher licensure. The MAT program is an intensive one year residency model focusing on directed clinical practice under the collaborative supervision of public school and university faculty.

Key Features

14 month full-time program (36 hrs)

200 hour summer symposium prior to placement in the public schools:

  • Data-driven instructional design for effective differentiation
  • Formative and summative assessment strategies
  • Special education and ESL instructional strategies
  • 21st Century curriculum development and resource acquisition
  • Positive behavioral support and classroom management
  • Integration of global perspectives

Fall & Spring Residency

  • Residents in public school placements full-time
  • University faculty working collaboratively with master teachers and residents
  • Co-planning and co-teaching model with targeted coaching
  • Action research in the classroom to improve student learning
  • University faculty provide staff development for public schools
  • Public school faculty directly impact university curriculum and clinical experience

Second Summer - Preparations for 1st year

  • Residents work with master teachers to begin preparations for their first year of teaching
  • Curriculum review, SCOS, long-range planning, lesson plans, organizational strategies, demographic assessment, SIP review

At the conclusion of the program, students will have met all competencies for an "A" level license in the appropriate field and a Master's degree.

Teacher Licensure Areas Available

Middle Grades (6-9) Secondary (9-12) Language Arts Comprehensive Science Mathematics Comprehensive Social Studies Science English Social Studies Mathematics