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MA in Teaching (Noncertification)

Purdue University Global's Master of Arts in Teaching covers the competencies of middle and high school teachers, but may not qualify graduates for teacher licensure. Read more about the MA in Teaching (Noncertification) program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Teaching (Noncertification)

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

This program is intended for those interested in understanding the aspects of middle and high school teachers. An education background isn't necessary, though a desire to learn classroom skills and communication methods applicable to education settings is essential. Applicants to Purdue University Global's MA in Teaching program must have earned a bachelor's degree in any major. Some programs have additional requirements. Currently or formerly licensed teachers will not be eligible for enrollment to this program.

Program Description:

The purpose of the MA in Teaching program is to cultivate skills used in middle and high school classrooms for aiding in student growth and success through planning, communication, and encouragement. The nine competencies in the program cover student development, individualized learning opportunities, instruction planning, communication techniques, learning environments, assessments, professional ethics and behaviors, personal evaluation, and professional relationships. The program does not include the requirements necessary for teacher certification, such as teaching practicums or field training.

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Program Length:

45 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.'

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Education (Noncertification)

The MA in Teaching (Noncertification) program consists of 11 required courses that total 45 credits, each contributing to the nine core competencies. All courses are available completely online, and no in-person field experiences are included in the program.

Required Courses (45 credits)

  • Educational Psychology
  • Teaching Methods Through Differentiated Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Research on Effective Teaching
  • Secondary Student Assessment
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • Educational Leadership
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Secondary Classroom Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates who'd like to become licensed teachers in a public school will need to meet their state's requirements for licensure, which could include additional education and student teaching experience. States that accept the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence Plus+ Program may allow the combination of the MA in Teaching and the Plus+ program to lead to teacher licensure.

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