The Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Learning (M.A.T.L.) degree program has been designed by Nova Southeastern University to meet the needs of busy classroom practitioners by linking theory to best practices in the classroom. As you learn from today's leading educational theorists, master teachers will model and reflect on best practice strategies that you can begin to implement and develop as part of your daily classroom repertoire. The M.A.T.L. degree program is composed of integrated curricular blocks, each consisting of six graduate credit hours.
Each block contains multi-dimensional modules that cover specific academic subject areas. Course concepts are reinforced by combining peer interaction, best practice videos and active applications in a problem-based learning framework. Video and online distance education technologies are used to create a productive and enriching educational experience for each participant. This degree program is a 30-credit-hour sequential curriculum, which can be completed in only 14 months. There are four 10-week terms and one 8-week summer term; courses are configured in blocks of six credit hours each. The Curriculum and Instruction specialization investigates instructional models.