Program Handbook

UNC Master of Arts in Teaching Handbook

August 2021 | University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

This Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) handbook created by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – School of Education provides readers with an overview of the vision, program design, and end-of-program portfolio requirements for their teacher preparation program. The MAT Program prepares teachers for elementary grades k–6, grades 6–12 in English,  mathematics, science, and social studies subject areas; and grades k–12 special education (general curriculum) and k–12 English as a Second Language (ESL). The MAT Program’s  signature pedagogy is experiential education, where experiences outside of the classroom are linked to the pedagogies and methodological approaches students learn in their coursework and fieldwork. This handbook also includes the program calendar, course sequence, an observation protocol, internship agreement, licensure requirements, sample administrative and curricular documents (e.g., reflective journal, MAT lesson plan, action plan template, etc.), and other materials related to program logistics and expectations.