The Master of Arts in Teaching Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for the student who has graduated with a Bachelor of Art or Science degree and is seeking licensure to teach. The successful candidate in this licensure program should be able to draw upon his or her Bachelor’s degree and life experience.

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program must select one of the following state-approved teacher licensure programs:

  • Elementary Education with Licensure
  • Secondary Education with Licensure (with emphases in Math, Science, English or Social Studies)
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education with Licensure

Elementary Education with Licensure

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice theory, leadership, scholarship, and communications skills as applied to the K-6 learner.

Secondary Education with Licensure

The Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education is a 49 credit program that provides students the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, scholarship and communication as applied to grade 7-12 learners, and to meet state licensure requirements.

Special Education Licensure

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, research, and scholarship skills as applied to learners with the mild/moderate disabilities.

Early Childhood Education (Montessori/PK-K)

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communications skills as applied using the Montessori approach to the Pre-K to Kindergarten learner. This program provides requirements to be recommended for American Montessori Society (AMS) credential at the Early Childhood level as well as licensure in PK-K level.

Early Childhood Education Licensure (PK-3)

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood PK-3 provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communication skills using Montessori approach as applied to the PK-3 learner.

Curriculum

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Prospective Students

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Degree-seeking students applying for this graduate program should have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with the minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).

Applicants must submit all required doumentation before an admission decision is granted.  Applications requirements include application fee, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and a writing sample. The application deadline is 30 days prior to the start date of the term.