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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. Our lush, wooded main campus is peaceful and self-contained, yet still in close proximity to the bustling city and is connected by a light rail line. More than 1,000 full-time faculty comprise the University’s academic departments and student enrollment now exceeds 29,000 students.

  • College or University
  • Charlotte, NC
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Valeria Guerrero

I always had a person that could answer my questions and guide me when it came to a difficult scenario. All of my professors at UNC-Charlotte strived to make the road to the career of my dreams as successful as they could.

Valeria Guerrero

UNC Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Undergraduate Education Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Education Programs
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Feb. 01, 2023
    Application Deadlines
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Program Info

If you share the belief that all children have the promise within them to become someone better, the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education is here to help you every step of the way. Our nationally-accredited programs, award-winning faculty, and expansive extracurricular opportunities are designed to help our students make the absolute most of their education and form a solid foundation for their teaching careers. With five undergraduate major options and six undergraduate minor options, the Cato College of Education offers plenty of opportunity for future teachers and educational leaders. Our mission is to become leaders in equity, excellence and engagement, and we partner with regional school districts to allow our students to gain hands-on teaching experience in real-world settings.

  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Feb. 01, 2023
    Application Deadlines

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

  • $3,594

    In State Tuition

  • $10,311

    Out of State Tuition

  • $75

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Carolina at Charlotte to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Cato Scholarship for Education: This scholarship was established to provide support for incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to pursue studies within the Cato College of Education.

Loan Forgiveness

Students participating in the NC Teaching Fellows Program will receive forgivable loans if they commit to teach in a STEM or Special Education area. More information about this scholarship can be found at myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled


Academic Work Study is available; students earn an hourly rate of pay and are awarded an average of $3,000 for the academic year.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas
Art (K-12)
Biology (9-12)
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Chemistry (9-12)
Dance (K-12)
Earth Science (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
French (K-12)
German (K-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math (9-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-9)
Music (K-12)
Physics (9-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Spanish (K-12)
Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)
Theater Arts (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 11%
  • 89%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 12%
  • 8%
  • 0%
  • 74%
  • 4%
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