Alumni

“I highly recommend Watson’s MAT middle grades program. It has truly been the best decision I have made in preparation for my teaching career. This program gives you practical tools that will help you be an effective teacher, while also building your confidence. It has prepared me for all of the struggles, successes, and intricacies of a middle school classroom. You’ll have several field experiences that allow you to use what you’ve learned in a working classroom. During this program, you will get to know yourself and it will clarify what type of teacher you will be.”

- Ali MAT


“I would recommend Watson's MAT program because from the minute that you enroll, you are surrounded by faculty and staff that go above and beyond to support you on your academic journey. All classes you take are purposeful, rigorous and enriching, and will prepare you for a successful career in education.”

- Tonnia MAT


“I highly recommend the Middle Grades MAT program at UNCW’s Watson College of Education. Coursework has been carefully designed to be meaningful, and semester-long field experiences help to prepare each student for their internship and career experiences. Every faculty member makes a personal investment in the student’s success that extends far beyond graduation and continues into your career as a middle grades teacher.”

- Eric MAT