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Am I eligible for the MAT program?
You are eligible to apply for admission if you hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
What are the requirements for the program?
Depending on the specialty area you choose (elementary education or special education), credits may vary from 37 to 40 credit hours. Completion of the program earns students a North Carolina M-level license.
How long will it take to complete the program?
You can complete the MAT program in as few as 16 months or as many as six years.
When are classes held?
Classes are once a week for three hours between the hours of 4:30 - 8 p.m. for 15 weeks in the fall and spring semesters. Summer sessions are six weeks and classes meet twice a week from 4:30 - 8 p.m.
What is the GRE and what happens if I do not score 1000?
The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for graduate program admissions. Please plan to take it early in case you need to retake the exam.
Can I begin in the spring or summer semesters?
The MAT program is designed to be a developmental sequence so students are only admitted in the fall.
How much time in addition to class will I need to spend?
The MAT is an evening program which requires flexibility for field experiences during daytime hours. Student teaching the last semester is conducted during school hours.
Can I arrange my own field experiences and student teaching?
Field experiences and student teaching will be arranged by Meredith faculty in the education department. The design of the program is to have meaningful field experiences connected to course content in diverse placements.
What is the tuition?
Meredith College's graduate tuition is $420 per credit hour plus $60 student fees per semester, which is comparable with area private and public colleges and universities.
Are Meredith’s teacher education programs accredited?
Meredith is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).