Master of Arts (M.A.) program
A program designed for licensed teachers who want to expand their areas of licensure or knowledge of teaching. It can be tailored to meet students' needs, interests, and aspirations. Areas of concentration include but are not limited to Children's Literature & Literacy, Multicultural Education & Social Studies, Early Childhood, and Math, Science, & Technology.
The School of Teaching and Learning offers an M.A. program that serves practicing teachers at all levels (preschool, elementary, middle, high school) and provides an important first step for graduate students who wish to pursue a doctorate and become scholars and teachers at the university level. Students in this program experience a program that is committed to developing reflective practitioners, facilitating social justice orientations that enable graduates to become agents of change in their settings, and ensuring that graduates are skillful users of academic, disciplinary knowledge.
The program provides a foundation for previously certified or licensed teachers who are interested in offering educational services in a wide variety of settings, including public schools, social service fields that develop programming for children and young adults, education departments in museums, or educational service programs connected with park and recreational systems. Many students design programs of study that include the coursework required for one of the Endorsements offered by the School of Teaching and Learning.
At the Mansfield Campus, each M.A. student will be assigned a faculty advisor, with whom the student will develop a program of study that includes the M.A. core classes, a set of focused study courses and experiences that facilitate the professional and scholarly development of the student, and a master's final project.
For information about your specific interest area:
- Math Education: Dr. Terri Bucci
- Science Education: Dr. Donna Farland-Smith
- Literacy Education: Dr. Kathryn Nelson
How to Apply
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Proposed Graduate Course Offerings Autumn 2016-Summer 2017
Autumn Semester 2016
- T&L 5282, Social Transitions of 4th and 5th Grade Learners, ONLINE, 4th/5th Generalist Endorsement, 3 credits
- T&L 5470, Assessment & Instruction for Struggling Readers, HYBRID, Reading Endorsement, 3 credits
Spring Semester 2017
- T&L 5284, Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies in 4th/5th Grades, ONLINE, 4th/5th Generalist Endorsement, 3 credits
- T&L 5471, Clinical Practice in Treating Reading Disabilities, Reading Endorsement, 3 credits
- T&L 7428, Trends & Issues in Teaching Reading, Reading Endorsement, 3 credits
Summer Session 2017
- T&L 5281, Development of 4th/5th Grade Learners Across Curriculum, ONLINE, 4th/5th Generalist Endorsement, 3 credits
- T&L 5283, Teaching, Math, Science & Culture in 4th/5th Grades, ONLINE, 4th/5th Generalist Endorsement, 3 credits
- T&L 7701, Mathematics Teaching & Learning in Elementary & Middle School, P-6 Mathematics Endorsement, 3 credits