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Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,976

Overview


Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

Enhance your teaching skills and develop your leadership abilities with the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education. This 100% online program is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields, but want to be teachers at the secondary level.

Prepare to work with grades 8-12 and learn topics like current trends in education, behavior management, curriculum design and assessment, and the role cultural identity plays in school environments. Choose from concentrations in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English and gain a balance of theoretical educational models and hands-on, practical teaching skills.

In this program, you will:

  • Examine the profession of teaching and schooling as it currently functions in the U.S.
  • Explore how to use technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Learn about critical-assessment tools that enable schools to measure student learning and make improvements
  • Study theories, methods, techniques, and technologies in designing, delivering, and evaluating instruction in middle school and high school core subjects

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online, students must complete 13 courses, comprising 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Take the first step toward achieving the degree you've been dreaming of. We streamlined the process to make it as quick and easy as possible for you. Admission requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online program includes the GRE or Praxis CASE and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online program is $14,976. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online, students must complete 13 courses, for a total of 36 credit hours, which include 19 core credit hours, 3 methods courses credit hours, and 14 field and clinical experiences credit hours. Clinical experience will vary depending on if the student is teaching or not.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Examination of teaching as a profession and of schooling as it currently functions in the U.S.; inquiry into contemporary educational theory and practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Students will acquire practices, habits of mind, strategies and technological skills needed to successfully complete the writing requirements of the RN to BSN program. The course will focus on academic reading and writing strategies, different parts of the writing process, ethics of communication, and important aspects of writing in nursing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Recent research and theory related to planning, organizing and managing student learning and behavior in the classroom.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Characteristics of students with exceptional learning needs and legal issues; adaptations to the general curriculum, adaptive teaching strategies, behavior management and collaboration skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Role cultural identity plays in students’ experiences in schools; how theories of prejudice assimilation, feminism and cultural reproduction explain pat-terns of behavior in schools; curricular changes to address the inclusion of all students in today’s schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Principles and strategies for effective middle/secondary teaching; teaming for faculty and students, curriculum planning, general teaching methods, assessment strategies, and classroom management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Introduce students to the utilization of computers in the educational process; focus on technological solutions necessary for a professional career as a teacher.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Principles and procedures related to reading in grades 8-12; basic reading skills, study skills, content fields, and reading programs. For teachers of all subjects. Required of students seeking certification to teach English.

Candidates seeking certification in any certification area must take one 3-credit hour methods, chosen from the following below.

Secondary English candidates are required to take two methods courses (ENG 535 and ENG 537).

Students pursuing two content areas are required to take a methods course in each content area and may require additional semesters in the program.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theories, methods, techniques and technologies in designing, delivering and evaluating instruction in middle school and high school science.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theories, methods/techniques and technologies in designing, delivering and evaluating instruction in middle school and high school mathematics.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theories, methods/techniques and technologies in designing, delivering and evaluating instruction in middle school and high school social studies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Application of instructional theory to middle/secondary grade classroom settings

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1-2

Practice in planning and implementing instructional strategies with middle/secondary grade school students. Students will complete this course three times for a total of 5 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Practice in planning and implementing instructional strategies with middle/secondary grade students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1-9

Classroom experiences through observation, planning, teaching, and assessing under supervision of an experienced teacher.

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Admissions


Take the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MAT – Secondary Education Online Requirements

Students interested in applying to the MAT program are strongly recommended to schedule a pre-advising appointment with the program director to ensure pre-requisite courses for content-area certification have been taken prior to admission.

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from regionally accredited institutions with minimum 2.75 GPA or a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 30 semester hours of coursework
  • Successful completion of the Praxis CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) test or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with minimum passing scores as follows:
    • Praxis CASE: 156 in Reading, 150 in Mathematics, 162 in Writing
    • GRE: 150 in Verbal Reasoning, 143 in Quantitative Reasoning, 4.0 in Analytical Writing
  • Submit official notification of appropriate Praxis II content exam(s) in the area in which the candidate is seeking certification with the minimum score required by the state of Kentucky
  • Current resume that includes work experience and prior education. Please include experience working with children, other than in a family setting, whether through work or volunteerism, if applicable
  • A Statement of Professional Purpose which states the applicant’s reasons for pursuing teacher certification at this point in their life, as well as in the chosen content area
  • A criminal and federal background check
  • Successfully complete an interview* with the MAT Admissions Committee to ensure the potential candidate’s qualifications, disposition, and character uphold the ethical standards of the profession and are a good match for working with P-12 students

* After a thorough review of application materials, the MAT Admissions Committee will select candidates to be interviewed. The committee will review all available data to assess the fit and overall potential of the candidate for success in the program before making a final offer of admission.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education $400 $576 $14,976
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Calendar


For the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education Online

First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Document Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Fall 2 10/16/19 10/04/19 10/12/19 10/09/19 10/16/19 12/06/19 3/28/2019
Spring 1 01/13/20 01/02/20 01/09/20 01/06/20 01/13/20 02/28/20 10/31/19
Spring 2 03/16/20 03/04/20 03/12/20 03/09/20 03/16/20 05/01/20 10/31/19
Summer 1 05/11/20 04/29/20 05/07/20 05/04/20 05/11/20 06/26/20 TBD
Summer 2 06/29/20 06/17/20 06/25/20 06/22/20 06/29/20 08/14/20 TBD
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