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MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)

Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for students who seek to enter the field of secondary teaching (grades 5-12). Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12) program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Arts

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to provide an understanding of secondary teaching practices. The program's curriculum, which is based on national professional standards for beginning teachers, offers students the opportunity to study teaching methods, child and adolescent development, student assessment, the history and philosophy of education, and related topics. Students who live in Iowa or near Iowa can choose to complete the Iowa certification track, which includes the option of an internship or student teaching experience.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

40 or 54 credits, depending on chosen track. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12):

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Option I: Iowa Certification Track

Core Requirements

  • ED 503: Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • ED 511: Teaching Methods Through Differentiated Instruction (4 credits)
  • ED 513: Child and Adolescent Development (4 credits)
  • ED 521: Reading in the Content Areas (4 credits)
  • ED 523: Research on Effective Teaching (4 credits)
  • ED 531: Secondary Student Assessment (4 credits)
  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity (4 credits)
  • ED 543: Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children (4 credits)
  • ED 553: History and Philosophy of Education (4 credits)
  • ED 581: Secondary Classroom Management (4 credits)
  • Chose one of the following Methods courses:
    • ED 541: Methods of Teaching Secondary English Language Arts (4 credits)
    • ED 551: Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (4 credits)
    • ED 561: Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (4 credits)
    • ED 571: Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (4 credits)
    • ED 586: Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language (4 credits)
    • ED 591: Methods of Teaching Visual and Performing Arts (4 credits)
  • ED 596: Student Teaching/Internship I (5 credits)
  • ED 597: Student Teaching/Internship II (5 credits)

Option II: Nationwide (Outside Iowa) Noncertification Track

Core Requirements

  • ED 503: Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • ED 511: Teaching Methods Through Differentiated Instruction (4 credits)
  • ED 513: Child and Adolescent Development (4 credits)
  • ED 521: Reading in the Content Areas (4 credits)
  • ED 523: Research on Effective Teaching (4 credits)
  • ED 531: Secondary Student Assessment (4 credits)
  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity (4 credits)
  • ED 543: Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children (4 credits)
  • ED 553: History and Philosophy of Education (4 credits)
  • ED 581: Secondary Classroom Management (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Kaplan University's MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12) program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of secondary teaching. Although the program may better prepare students to sit for certification or licensing exams, certification routes can vary by state. Students who complete the Iowa certification track may have the option of completing student teaching as the program's culminating experience or a year-long internship after the second term.

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