The Master of Arts in Teaching programs are developed with the professional teacher in mind. The program will build on the teacher's knowledge base by incorporating curriculum with real world learning in the classroom, school, or other learning environments. The specifically designed emphases have a focus on improving a teacher's "classroom effectiveness" through developing knowledge, dispositions, and abilities derived from current theory and research in education. “Classroom effectiveness” is considered in terms of success at increasing student learning. A vision of accomplished practice articulated by way of fourteen program outcomes guide participants as they complete a series of learning and assessment projects that include a curriculum development project, teacher research study, and professional development portfolio. Critical reflection, systematic inquiry, and collaborative research are emphasized throughout the program, abilities which lend coherence to teachers' efforts in learning to scaffold their own professional development. Faculty members are committed to building a program that is responsive to the needs and interests of teachers who work in a variety of different classroom contexts by making meaningful connections between theory and practice in support of powerful teaching and learning. Our goal is to cultivate the kind of professional wisdom associated with the art of teaching and intelligent use of practical knowledge for the purpose of helping all students achieve high-quality learning outcomes. The Master of Arts in Teaching program focuses on empowering elementary teachers as school leaders for the purpose of improving student learning through the development of meaningful curriculum, authentic instruction, and performance-based assessment.
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International Student Requirements:
• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien.
• International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information (http://www.unco.edu/cie/iep.html)
• International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999