Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Master in the Art of Teaching Effective Teaching for the 21st Century


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in the Art of Teaching Effective Teaching for the 21st Century

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Marygrove MAT Effective Teaching for the 21st Century concentration is designed for K-12 teachers who desire to integrate the use of technology in ways that powerfully advance learning by increasing student engagement in meaningful, authentic, and challenging learning environments. In this program, participants will learn 21st century teaching and learning strategies. They will learn that technology is no longer a standalone course or set of courses. Today's technological innovations are a set of tools, which, when taught in an appropriate sequence, support core subjects and prepare the student for effective 21st century teaching.

To learn 21st century teaching strategies, students in this program will complete six core courses, three capstone projects and the first courses in the list below, TFE 600 and TFE 620. At the completion of these two courses, the student will select either the Technology Track and take TFE 640 and TFE 660, OR the Classroom Track and take AIE 630 and LLE 610.

TFE 600 Classroom Technology Tools
This course introduces common and emerging technology tools a teacher in the 21st Century will use in the classroom. The tools include productivity tools, online tools, web-based communications tools, data-driven decision making tools, and emerging tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

TFE 620 Digital Literacy
This course introduces different media tools a teacher in the 21st Century will use in the classroom. The participants will study the production and integration of media tools to help with their teaching and student learning.

TFE 640 Online Teaching and Learning
This course prepares school teachers to design and teach an online course in their subject area. This course explores design and delivery strategies of online courses. Online pedagogy, content, assessment, collaboration, management and human issues are investigated.

TFE 660 Technology Issues/Curriculum Planning
This course will study ways technology can be integrated into content areas. Participants will design lessons and units to reflect the best practice in technology integration. Social and cultural issues in using technology will also be studied.

AIE 630 Creativity and Innovation
The focus of this course will be on teaching participants effective ways to integrate the arts (music, movement/dance, theater, visual representation) into core content areas to increase student engagement and foster problem solving.

LLE 610 Cultural Literacy
The question often raised is: "Who gets to decide which parts of which cultures are worth teaching?" Rather than engage directly in this debate, the focus of this course will be on teaching participants effective pedagogy to enable children in their classrooms to develop the skills needed to thrive in a multicultural world. The emphasis will be on helping participants and their students to recognize and negotiate cultural influences throughout life. Stories are often carriers of culture; therefore, this course will use the technique of digital storytelling to give participants and their students an opportunity to express their growing cultural literacy in 21st Century teaching strategies.


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available regardless of need and credit history. Repayment and deferment options vary depending on type of loan. Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible. Veteran benefits may also be available. FAFSA Code: 002284.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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