Master of Arts in Teaching (Noncertification)
Purdue University Global

Program Details

This online program is designed to help career changers develop the professional competencies required of secondary educators (grades 5 through 12) and become well versed in academic content, application and theory, assessment, professional responsibilities, and professional relationships. The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices. While this program is not state-approved for licensure and does not include hands-on field experience, students who have successfully completed the program may be eligible to seek alternative certification in specific states. (Note: Completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track is not required in order to pursue a state alternative teacher certification program.)

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the reflective decision-maker model and other research-based theories of learning with an emphasis on student diversity
  • Evaluate current issues in educational psychology and philosophical viewpoints that can affect teaching priorities and strategies
  • Develop skills for effective teaching, including designing curricula, organizing and managing a classroom, building literacy, and assessing secondary student learning

Requirements

  • Transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission