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Master of Arts in Teaching – Traditional/Alternative Track

About

Take your skills to the next level by earning the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Course work and field-based experience will help you to hone your teaching methods and apply them directly to your classroom to enhance student learning outcomes. If you have an undergraduate degree in an area other than education and would like to obtain state licensure, this degree is ideal for you. 

Traditional track

The traditional track allows you to complete your coursework while continuing to work with classes offered in the evenings, on Saturdays and in the summer. Most often your previous undergraduate work will satisfy you academic area requirements. You will complete the traditional program with a semester of full-time student teaching (14 weeks). The PRAXIS content area exam is not required for admissions into the traditional program.

Alternative track

The alternative certification program is designed for teachers employed in public, private or parochial schools. While maintaining a teaching position in the field in which you wish to be certified, you can complete your degree by taking courses in the evenings, on Saturdays and in the summer. You must pass the PRAXIS professional license exam to be admitted into the alternative program.

Certifications

  • Elementary (P-5)*
  • Middle school (5-9)
  • Secondary (8-12) –  art (P-12), biological science, business and marketing (5-12), chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, social studies and Spanish (P-12)
  • Learning and behavioral disorders (P-12)

*Only offered in the traditional program

Features

  • Learn to administer differentiated instruction for diverse learners
  • Gain a broad range of tools for assessing student learning
  • Develop teaching and leadership skills through experiential learning in local public and private schools
  • Understand how to create a learning environment responsive to students’ diverse physical, social, cultural and intellectual needs
  • Utilize multimedia to enhance teaching and learning experiences