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Want to Teach Your Passion? Apply this Summer for Lenoir-Rhyne’s One-Year Online Teaching Masters

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Online MAT program provides students the opportunity to earn both a graduate degree and North Carolina teaching certification. The program is designed for students who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree and wish to pursue secondary teacher or certain K-12 teacher licensure areas. Students gain the skills, training, and certification they need to be highly qualified English, math, social studies, science, physical education, or music teachers.


The MAT program is 34 credit hours and students will pursue coursework that emphasizes applying theory to best practice. As a non-cohort program, students can complete the curriculum at their own pace—full-time or part-time. Classes include foundations of education, curriculum and pedagogy, diverse learners, assessment, instructional technology, and multicultural education. Students are in the classroom observing and working with teachers and administrators, and the program culminates with a semester of full-time student teaching. This can be completed in the fall or spring as well as a capstone seminar in which students begin the transition to their own classrooms. Upon review of your application, the PRAXIS II test may be waived as an admission requirement.


Full-time faculty mentors are located on both LR’s Hickory and Asheville campuses to provide students greater face-to-face access when needed. Any practicum experiences, including student teaching requirements, can be completed close to home at the students’ greater convenience.