Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Master in the Art of Teaching - Reading & Literacy, K-6


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in the Art of Teaching

Format: Online

Program Description:

Known for excellence in teacher education since 1914, Marygrove College, located in Detroit, Michigan, has been a pioneer in offering master's degree programs in a variety of distance-learning formats. The Online Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with a Focus on Reading & Literacy, grades K-6 is a program of study that accomplishes two goals. First, it concentrates on developing instructional leaders. Second, it concentrates on the content knowledge elementary teachers need in order to be effective teachers of reading and literacy. The program incorporates the Five Core Propositions (principles of teaching) as described by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The structure of the MAT program allows working professionals to obtain their master’s degree in less than 2 years. Each of the Online MAT degrees consists of 10 courses—core courses and specialty courses. Six core courses focus on content that all teachers need to know regardless of grade level and/or subject area, and four specialty courses focus on the content specific to each program. The tuition for all of the online master's degree programs is $420* per semester credit hour. For those who start the Fall 2011, Winter 2012 or Summer 2012 term, the first term costs would be as follows: Tuition: $2,520 (6 credits at $420 per credit) Book Fees: $150 (2 courses at $75 per course) Student Services Fee: $90 Program fee: $450 (one time; nonrefundable) To become an excellent educator, ongoing personal and professional learning are critical to your success. Our exceptional graduate study programs advance your career and your professionalism by keeping you on top of the latest research in education, helping you apply what you learn to become more effective in your classroom situation. *Tuition is subject to change without notice.


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). HLC-NCA is located 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.

Eligibility Requirements:

To enroll in the online master's degree program you must currently possess a teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree, be employed as a full-time teacher, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from your undergraduate institution. Not available to residents of Georgia.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $463 USD

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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