Online Master in the Art of Teaching

MAT PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The online Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) program is one of our most popular degree programs. It 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.

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Annette McDole
Online Academic Specialist
Education Department
amcdole@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1501 or

Diane Brown, IHM, PhD
Chair
Education Department
dbrown1@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1273

FEATURES OF THE ONLINE MAT 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

ONLINE MAT 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
  • STEM Education, 3-5

ONLINE MAT REQUIREMENTS:

The MAT online program is a 30-credit program; students must successfully complete six core courses, four specialty courses, and a capstone project.

ONLINE MAT 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.

MAT program 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 MAT PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Marygrove’s MAT online degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. 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.

The structure of the MAT program makes it one of the most effective teacher education programs and allows working professionals to obtain their master’s degree in less than two years.

ONLINE MAT CURRICULUM

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 501 Teacher as Researcher. Complete a project in an area of teaching that is of interest to you, where information can help inform your desire to make effective changes with your students and in your school or community.

EDU 5604 Evidence-Based Intervention. This course is designed to help the classroom teacher develop methods to assess students who are not succeeding and identify, implement, and assess interventions to help those students.

EDU 568 Teacher as Leader. Learn the secrets of teacher leaders and how participating in a learning community can support your efforts and have a lasting impact within your classroom, school, and community.

EDU 570 Instructional Design. Build upon your existing knowledge of lesson planning and instructional design by creating curriculum that meets the specific needs of your students.

EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students. Learn to differentiate instruction and how to reach out to parents so that the individual needs of your students are addressed effectively, ethically, and efficiently.

EDU 618 Effective Assessment. Apply proven techniques to use a variety of assessments to evaluate different types of student work and inform your instructional practices to improve student learning.

Capstone Projects

I. Capstone A - Video & Self-Analysis. This project is designed to help the candidate evaluate his or her own teaching and use that evaluation as a data source to improve classroom practice. This project includes videotaping in the classroom.

II. Capstone B - Action Research Project. This project is the formal submission of the Action Research Project. This assignment follows clearly defined guidelines, and must also contain a way to publicly share the results of the research.

III. Capstone C - Reflection of the Entire Program. This project is a guided reflection that requires the master’s candidates to reflect upon their personal growth throughout the entire program, and then submit student work samples and/or assessment data as evidence that their participation in the MAT program has improved student achievement.

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. This course digs deeper into concepts and theories introduced in prior courses and focuses on helping students develop the skills necessary to thrive in and out of the classroom.

CIA 610 Classroom Assessment for Today’s Teacher. The course focuses on authentic assessment techniques teachers can use to measure the academic achievement, progress, and effort of their students. This course will also examine how to implement school-wide and classroom based interventions.

CIA 615 Teacher as Everyday Hero. The final course of the program, this class is a culmination of many strands covered throughout the program and strikes a balance between the macro and micro concepts of instructional planning.

Elementary Reading & Literacy, K-6

RDG 500 Foundations of Reading & Literacy. Obtain a comprehensive knowledge base in the reading process that includes reading strategies that are most effective for teaching students to read.

RDG 510 Reading Diagnosis & Differentiated Instruction For Diverse Learners. This course examines formal and Informal literacy assessments, identified appropriate strategies for remediation of reading disabilities and plans differentiated instructional methods with emphasis on phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

RDG 610 Reading in the Content Areas. Learn to use nonfiction texts with your students so that they can access each subject area of the curriculum. Use literature to support concept mastery in non-language arts subjects.

RDG 615 The Reading & Writing Connection. Apply research-based instructional strategies to integrate writing in all subject areas. Learn to conduct mini-lessons that support the mastery of each stage of the writing process.

Elementary Mathematics, K-5

MTH 505 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, K-5. Develop deeper understanding of key concepts as you engage in mathematical discourse, problem solve, and share strategies.

MTH 515 Measurement & Geometry, K-5. Apply effective problem-solving strategies to real world problems, while continuing to deepen your understanding of mathematical concepts such as length, area, and volume, coordinate geometry, and geometric thinking.

MTH 525 Algebra, K-5. Develop true algebraic thinking as you engage in problem solving. Deepen your understanding of patterns, functions, and algebraic symbols to help students.

MTH 535 Data Analysis & Probability, K-5. Work through a real-life data analysis project that allows you to apply knowledge and skills from other mathematical strands to complete.

Middle Level Mathematics, 6-8

MTH 506 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, 6-8. Learn to engage students in relevant problem solving that helps to deepen mathematical understanding of key concepts such as fractions, decimals, percent, place value, and number theory.

MTH 516 Measurement and Geometry, 6-8. Explore geometric attributes of length, area, and volume, and apply informal deduction skills to solve real-world problems. As your mathematical content knowledge deepens, you will be able to support the learning of your students more effectively.

MTH 526 Algebra, 6-8. Algebra is more than solving equations and graphing functions. Focus on key algebraic concepts, and engage in problem solving with real-life connections that makes the learning of seemingly intangible concepts meaningful and relevant.

MTH 536 Data Analysis & Probability, 6-8. Develop an in-depth understanding of the data analysis process that your students are expected to learn. Increase the effectiveness of your mathematics instruction to reach even the most challenging learners.

Effective Teaching for the 21st Century

Technology Track

TFE 600 Classroom Technology Tools. This course introduces common and emerging technology tools a teacher in the 21st century will use in the classroom room teaching.

TFE 620 Digital Literacy. This course introduces different media tools a teacher in the 21st century will use in the classroom teaching. The participants will study the production and integration of the media tools to help with their teaching and student learning.

TFE 640 Online Teaching and Learning.  This course prepares school teachers to design and teach an online course in their subject area. This course explores design and delivery strategies of online courses. Online pedagogy, content, assessment, collaboration, management and human issues are investigated.

TFE 660 Technology Issues/Curriculum Planning Classroom Track. This course will study ways technology can be integrated into content areas. Candidates will design lessons and units to reflect the best practice in technology integration. Social and cultural issues in using technology will also be studied.

Classroom Track

TFE 600 Classroom Technology Tools. This course introduces common and emerging technology tools a teacher in the 21st century will use in the classroom room teaching.

TFE 620 Digital Literacy. This course introduces different media tools a teacher in the 21st century will use in the classroom teaching. The participants will study the production and integration of the media tools to help with their teaching and student learning.

AIE 630 Creativity and Innovation. The focus of the course will be on teaching participants effective ways to integrate the arts (music, movement/dance, theater, visual representation) into core content areas to increase student engagement and foster problem solving.

RDG 610 Reading in the Content Areas. Learn to use nonfiction texts with your students so that they can access each subject area of the curriculum. Use literature to support concept mastery in non-language arts subjects.

Special Education

SED 570 Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction. In this course candidates develop flexible theoretical frameworks, practical skills and sensitivity in working with families of students with disabilities.

SED 573 Assistive Technology in Special Education. SED 573 introduces the use of adaptive technology, methods for linking technology and instruction of students with special needs, techniques for selecting and utilizing computer based instructional programs, and methods for developing interactive instructional materials.

SED 575 IEP Development. SED 575 covers pre-referral and referral processes for students, assessment plans, eligibility criteria for services, due process, and development of the individual education plan (IEP).

SED 565 Teaching Students With Disabilities. SED 565 focuses on the appropriate methods and techniques for meeting the educational needs of students with mild disabilities.

STEM Education, 3-5

MTH 505 Problem Solving Numbers and Operations. Develop deeper understanding of key concepts as you engage in mathematical discourse, problem solve, and share strategies.

SCI 505 Teaching Physical Science and Engineering Design. SCI 505 is designed to give students foundational experience in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for teaching science with engineering and the National Science Education Standards (NSES).

SCI 515 Teaching Life, Earth and Space Science. SCI 515 is designed to give students foundational experience in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for teaching science with engineering and the National Science Education Standards (NSES).

TFE 660 Technology Issues/Curriculum Planning. This course will study ways technology can be integrated into content areas. Candidates will design lessons and units to reflect the best practice in technology integration. Social and cultural issues in using technology will also be studied.

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