Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is an innovative, non-thesis degree designed for working K-12 teachers.

Teaching of Writing
6 credits
Summer
Classroom 
Research I
2 credits
Fall (online)
Classroom
Research II
2 credits
Spring (online)
Classroom
Research III
2 credits
Fall (online)
Classroom
Research IV
3 credits
Spring (hybrid)
Presenting
Teacher
Research
2 credits
Summer
  • Learn research-
    based strategies
    to enhance
    instruction.
  • Examine class-
    room practices.
  • Participate 
    in a writing 
    community.
  • Implement new
    research-based
    strategies.
  • Reflect on 
    classroom.
  • Work with
    advisor in online
    forum.
  • Refine reflective
    practice.
  • Explore process
    of action research.
  • Develop possible
    research questions 
    based on class.
  • Develop research
    question and 
    choose research 
    model.
  • Design and begin
    research study.
  • Explore resources
    to support teacher
    research topic.
  • Analyze data
    gathered from
    classroom.
  • Create a final
    research report.
  • Participate in a
    larger writing
    community
     
  • Learn principles
    of presenting.
  • Refine research
    findings.
  • Present project
    at MAT conference.
OWP Electives, 15 credits

Elective classes explore models of instruction at every grade level and examine research to support improved instruction. Choose any combination of summer workshops, weekend workshops, and online classes throughout the course of the degree to total 15 hours.