Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

♦ Priority submission deadline:  January 30, 2024

♦ Second submission deadline: February 20, 2024

♦ Applications received after February 20, 2024 will be reviewed on a space-available basis through May 1, 2024.


When does the program start?

The incoming cohort begins programming with Summer I session. Check the Duke's Office of the University Registrar for specific dates. 


Remote or in-person classes?

The MAT program is an on-campus program requiring in-person attendance for both classes and the student teaching internship. The program follows university guidelines and Durham Public Schools protocols which might include a shift to remote learning and/or student teaching. 


Full-time or part-time?

The MAT program is a full-time program. Course sessions meet during the day and evening. 


Do I need to have a teaching license, or education coursework before applying to the MAT Program?

No. The MAT program is designed for applicants without a teaching license. 


Does the MAT program offer elementary education programming?

The Duke Master of Arts in Teaching program leads to an initial teaching license in the area of secondary education (high school) only.


Are any admission exams required?

The GRE (verbal, quantitative, and writing) is optional. The Praxis II Content Knowledge Assessment is optional for admission but passing scores are required by the completion of the MAT program for licensure recommendation. 


How large is the program?

The average cohort size is 15 students.


Cost of attendance?

The cost of tuition for the 2024-2025 year is $49,990. 

2023 - 2024 Duke Master of Arts in Teaching Cost of Attendance


How do I apply for financial aid?

Complete the FAFSA form along with your application.

Other funding opportunities: