Within Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching curriculum, you will study learning development, differences and environment, content instruction and assessment, key ethical practices and develop leadership skills necessary for a successful teaching career. In addition, Marylhurst’s teaching curriculum offers you the choice to specialize in multiple-subject or single-subject education. Plus, you benefit from first-hand exposure to these environments through student teaching.
The M.A. in Teaching program is now accepting inquiries and applications for 2018.
To earn your Master of Art in Teaching from Marylhurst, you complete a minimum of 54 credits in a sequence of graduate courses with the option to complete additional credits in an endorsement of your choice:
Core Courses (40 credits)
As a part of your core course requirements, you will study topics including socio-political and social justice issues, child development and learning, ESOL methods and strategies, languge development and culturally proficient curriculum. Experential learning through student teaching and field experience also makeup a portion of the core course requirements.
Education Specialization (14 credits)
Based on your career goals, you may choose to specialize your degree in either Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching curriculum.
- Single Subject, Secondary Degree Requirements
Complete fundamental coursework focused on secondary education. With a chosen specialization in single subject education, you will accrue hands-on experience through field study and student teaching assignments in a secondary environment.
Students looking for early entry into the workforce while earning their Master of Art in Teaching may apply to the two-year working apprenticeship program offered exclusively through partnership between Marylhurst University and Arbor School. Learn more.
All Master of Art in Teaching students may choose to add the following endorsements or authorizations to the standard degree plan, which will increase the total credits and time required to complete the program:
Add an ESOL Endorsement to either a single subject or multiple subject specialization while earning your M.A. in Teaching degree. The ESOL Endorsement was designed for P-12 educators who hold or are earning a master’s degree and are seeking to further develop expertise in language acquisition, cultural considerations, assessment, curriculum development, instruction and program evaluation for English language learners. Learn more.
Add a Reading Endorsement to your single subject or multiple subject specialization while earning your M.A. in Teaching degree. Marylhurst University’s Reading Endorsement program is designed for P-12 educators who hold or are earning a master’s degree, and seek specialized preparation in literacy theory and practice. The endorsement will prepare you to assess, instruct and nurture students with reading difficulties. Learn more.
Single-Subject Content Area Endorsement
If you hold or are earning a master’s degree specializing in single subject education, you may obtain content-area endorsements through Marylhurst’s Department of Education. Core content areas include social studies, math, science and language arts. Learn more.
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Students admitted into Marylhurst’s M.A. in Teaching program take an average of 2 years to complete the master’s degree program.