Meaningful Course Work - Convenient and Online
1. STREAMLINED PROCESS
The first time you log on, you will see your virtual desk where every class is clearly organized. All textbooks are delivered to your door. Your collaboration group has a shared online discussion space, and you have frequent contact with your mentor through conference calls and email. You will be able to stay on track and complete your assignments with the help of rubrics, checklists and timelines.
2. DYNAMIC INTERACTIVE CONTENT
We provide robust learning experiences that hold your attention, activate your creativity, and accommodate your personal learning style. Textbooks, articles and subject matter experts bring you the latest information available. You choose how to sequence through a session, which consists of an overview, reading assignments, classroom strategies in action, expert commentary, collaboration and practical assignments.
3. ONLINE VIDEO CASE STUDIES
The visual medium brings theory to life as you watch unscripted, unrehearsed video strategies in action from classrooms just like yours. Expert commentary and teacher reflections demonstrate how to manage challenges and implement effective strategies.
4. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING GROUPS
You will gain deep understanding of course materials through collaboration with other professionals in online discussion boards.
5. CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE MENTORS
You will have a close relationship with several mentors; experienced K-12 practitioners who not only offer you help on your assignments, but are also able to relate their experiences implementing these strategies in their own classrooms. Mentors are kind, creative guides on your path to your degree.
The Five Core Propositions
The MAT program as a whole incorporates the Five Core Propositions as described by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). It is an expectation that upon completion of this degree, teachers actively apply these principles:
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
- Teachers are members of learning communities.