The Master of Art in Teaching program prepares teacher candidates to receive a North Carolina Initial Professional teaching license. MAT candidates can apply for licensure in one of four areas:
Secondary English Education (grades 9-12)
Secondary Social Studies Education (grades 9-12)
Secondary Science Education (grades 9-12)
Secondary Math Education (grades 9-12)
edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom. edTPA is a subject-specific assessment that includes versions for 28 teaching fields. The assessment features a common architecture focused on three tasks: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment.
Teacher candidates must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience. edTPA requires aspiring teachers to demonstrate readiness to teach through lesson plans designed to support their students' strengths and needs; engage real students in ambitious learning; analyze whether their students are learning, and adjust their instruction to become more effective. Teacher candidates submit unedited video recordings of themselves at work in a real classroom as part of a portfolio that is scored by highly trained educators. edTPA builds on decades of teacher performance assessment development and research regarding teaching skills and practices that improve student learning.
edTPA assessment fee: $300 North Carolina edTPA passing score table
Praxis II Content Knowledge Assessment
Content knowledge assessment can be taken prior to or during the MAT program. A passing score is required by completion of the MAT program. List Duke University as a score recipient.
|To Be Licensed in||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|English (Secondary)||English Language Arts: Content Knowledge||5038||167|
|Mathematics (Secondary)||Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided)||5165||159|
|Science (Comprehensive, Secondary)||General Science: Content Knowledge||5435||151|
|Social Studies (Comprehensive, Secondary)||Social Studies: Content Knowledge||5081||158|
Praxis II Content Knowledge Assessment fee: $130