Program Details

Become an inspiring teacher for the next generation -  make a difference in the world.
Location:
Madison, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Teacher Education

Program Overview

Program Description:

Teaching - Learning - Leading!

Become an inspiring teacher for the next generation -  make a difference in the world. Join other academically-prepared aspiring teachers and learn the art of teaching in Drew’s innovative Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares teachers to meet the challenges of diverse learners in 21st century classrooms. Student are encouraged to observe a variety of learning environments in urban and suburban settings. Drew students prepare for their teaching careers by taking their education out of the classroom with fieldwork experiences, student teaching, and the culminating Teacher Work Sample presentation. Faculty-mentors encourage our future teachers to build their professional networks to successfully transition into the classroom.

Drew’s program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with certification to teach in elementary or secondary education. We prepare secondary education teachers in the subjects of: art, biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, music, physics, Spanish, social studies or theatre arts.  All teacher candidates are also eligible for certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities, an essential requirement in today’s educational landscape.

Coursework

The Master of Arts in Teaching (44 credits) is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who want to teach in elementary, middle or high school. the program offers two scheduling options - 1 year (full-time) and 2 year (part-time). The program requires the completion of 13 courses for secondary education or 12 courses for elementary education, in addition to fieldwork experience, and the culminating Teacher Work Sample. Students are required to complete three distinctive fieldwork experiences which occur throughout the program and are conducted during typical school hours:

  • introductory observations in preliminary coursework;
  • 150 hours (about 2 days/week)  of observation and instruction in Clinical Practice I in the fall semester; and
  • full-time classroom practice during Clinical Practice II in the Spring (formerly Student Teaching).

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Requirements:
Start Term: Summer Priority Deadline: February 1st, then Rolling Admissions - May 1st Application Requirements: ? Completed Application Form ? Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions ? Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores o Adequate SAT, ACT, or GRE scores can be used to exempt ? Praxis II® Subject Assessments scores ? World language candidates must also submit passing scores on the appropriate Oral Language Proficiency Exam ? GPA - 3.0 or better ? Personal Statement ? Two Letters of Recommendation ? $35 Application Fee * In lieu of Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores students may submit SAT, GRE or ACT test results. For details on qualifying GRE, SAT & ACT scores please refer to the New Jersey Department of Education Exemption sheet. For information on which Praxis I and II exams to register for, please visit the ETS Praxis® New Jersey Test Requirements webpage.

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