Master of Arts (MA)
The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed to complement core proficiencies that are consistent across most National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificates. The goal of this program is to increase teachers’ abilities to engage students in effective and efficient learning experiences that produce measurable gains in student achievement. Students will select a program with a thesis that allows a student to explore an issue in depth through empirical research and will advance students toward doctoral study or they can select a specialization that will advance their practice.
Upon completion students will be able to apply student performance levels to decision-making about curriculum, social support, and teaching strategies, create and deliver integrated curriculum experiences that fit students’ learning and developmental needs; manage instructional strategies and technical resources to meet diverse learning needs; develop strategies to involve family members and community resources as active partners in children’s total development in diverse settings; advance knowledge and improve professional practice individually and through collaboration with other professionals; and engage in research and in critical inquiry and reflection. 33 credit hours are required to complete this degree program.
Ellis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.