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Friends University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that focuses its curriculum on the practical applications of classroom learning and teaching skills, which utilize the best of both theory and practice. Students who are enrolled in this program work with their academic advisor to design a curriculum and course of study that best fits their personal interests and career goals. These plans of research study should be targeted, relevant, and immediately applicable to an individual’s career and educational goals. This program is intended for individuals who are interested in advancing their current careers. Students should learn how to hone their classroom skills and to refine their pedagogy. This program covers contemporary advancements in technology, theory, and methodology that are all found in the field of education. Students who graduate with this degree should have fulfilled the requirements needed to become eligible for the National Board of Certification via this program’s writing curriculum.
This program may take approximately 18 months to complete. A student may complete this program and earn their Master of Arts in Teaching by completing the 30 credit hours of required courses. This includes, but is not limited to the following courses: Contemporary Issues for Diverse Learners, Assessment and Evaluation of learning, and Advanced Educational Psychology. All of these courses and the other required classes are paramount to a student acquiring an advanced set of skills and knowledge related to teaching.
A baccalaureate degree with an Education related major. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0. Teaching license. At least one year of teaching experience. Students who earned a baccalaureate degree with a non-Education related major must have two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a fellow educator and the other from an administrator).
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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