The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is the fastest route at UNC Charlotte to an initial professional educator’s license for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree. Students can earn an initial license in 18 to 27 credit hours depending on the licensure area. All courses are offered in the evening, and some programs can be completed entirely online. The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is appropriate for candidates who do not have a current teaching license or for lateral entry teachers who are seeking to clear their provisional license. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Teaching can apply for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and count their certificate coursework towards the M.A.T. degree.
Questions regarding the Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Art Education should be directed to Tesh Ramey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-8182).
Questions regarding the Graduate Certificate in Teaching for all other licensure areas should be directed to Josh Avery (email@example.com or 704-687-8727) or Bethany Myers (704-687-7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Answers to frequently asked questions are available here.