Graduate Certificate in Teaching

Interested in becoming a licensed educator and already have an undergraduate degree? The Graduate Certificate in Teaching at UNC Charlotte is a convenient and efficient pathway to that goal. Designed to accommodate the schedules of current educators and other working professionals, the program:

  • Allows students to gain licensure in as little as 12 to 18 months depending on concentration and start term
  • is 100% online
  • Has rolling admissions and multiple entry points throughout the year
  • Satisfies the EPP enrollment requirement for the NC Residency License
  • Comprises the first half (or more) of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that leads to advanced M-level licensure (NOTE: the MAT is not currently available for the Arts Education program)


  • Ms. Cassandra Himes (, 704-687-8727) for questions about B-K, CTE, Foreign Language, Middle, Secondary, and TESL programs
  • Ms. Ashley Langan (, 704-687-8189) for questions about Elementary Education and Special Education programs
  • Ms. Tesh Ramey (, 704-687-8182) for questions about the Art Education program
  • Ms. Jadah Nicholson (, 704-687- 7353) for general inquiries.

Please join our virtual drop-in sessions on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to inquire about the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and receive application support.

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