Master in the Art of Teaching

DEGREE OUTCOMES:

The Master in the Art of Teaching program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Work with experienced and caring instructors who are invested in your professional development
  • Enhance your classroom with forward-thinking curriculum ideas you can use right away
  • Complete your coursework online—at your pace and on your schedule
  • Have access to video case studies featuring renowned education experts
  • Invest in your own professional development and augment your current pay scale

PROGRAM FOCUS AREAS:

  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, K-12
  • Elementary Reading & Literacy, K-6
  • Elementary Mathematics, K-5
  • Middle Level Mathematics, 6-8
  • Effective Teaching for the 21st Century
  • Special Education

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

The Master in the Art of Teaching program is a 30-credit program; students must successfully complete six core courses, four specialty courses, and a capstone project.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Students applying to the Master in the Art of Teaching program must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution. Marygrove requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (“B”) in all previous college work for full admission. Students whose qualifications cannot be assessed via traditional means may be considered for admission with Probationary Student Status.

Master in the Art of Teaching applicants must also:

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Hold a teaching position or have regular and consistent access to a classroom
  • Have access to a video camera and a computer with Internet access
  • Provide a current teaching certificate, official transcript from bachelor’s degree-awarding institution and official transcripts from all graduate schools attended after the bachelor’s degree was awarded

Please note: We will accept applications if the certificate expiration date is within one year of the application date. Also, a photocopy or scan of your transcripts will be accepted for the admissions decision; official, sealed transcripts must follow.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Marygrove’s MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

The structure of the MAT program allows working professionals to obtain their master’s degree in less than two years.

CURRICULUM & SCHEDULE:

Each of the MAT degrees consists of 10 courses. Six core courses focus on content that all teachers need to know regardless of grade level and/or subject area and four specialty courses focus on the content specific to each program. Each course is seven weeks.

Core Courses

EDU 568 Teacher as Leader
EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students
EDU 570 Instructional Design
EDU 618 Effective Assessment
EDU 501 Teacher as Researcher
EDU 5604 Evidence-Based Intervention

Courses by Specialty
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, K-12

CIA 601 Instructional Strategies For Successful Learning
CIA 605 Student-Directed Learning to Foster Motivation and Engagement
CIA 610 Classroom Assessment for Today’s Teacher
CIA 615 Teacher as Everyday Hero

Elementary Reading & Literacy, K-6

RDG 500 Foundations of Reading & Literacy
RDG 510 Reading Diagnosis & Differentiated Instruction For Diverse Learners
RDG 610 Reading in the Content Areas
RDG 615 The Reading & Writing Connection

Elementary Mathematics, K-5

MTH 505 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, K-5
MTH 515 Measurement & Geometry, K-5
MTH 525 Algebra, K-5
MTH 535 Data Analysis & Probability, K-5

Capstone Projects

I. Capstone A - Video & Self-Analysis
II. Capstone B - Action Research Project
III. Capstone C - Reflection of the Entire Program

Middle Level Mathematics, 6-8

MTH 506 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, 6-8
MTH 516 Measurement and Geometry, 6-8
MTH 526 Algebra, 6-8
MTH 536 Data Analysis & Probability, 6-8

Effective Teaching for the 21st Century Technology Track

TFE 600 Classroom Technology Tools
TFE 620 Digital Literacy
TFE 640 Online Teaching and Learning
TFE 660 Technology Issues/Curriculum Planning Classroom Track
TFE 600 Classroom Technology Tools
TFE 620 Digital Literacy
AIE 630 Creativity and Innovation
LLE 610 Cultural Literacy

Special Education

SED 570 Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 573 Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 575 IEP Development
SED 565 Teaching Students With Disabilities

Financial Aid Available

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