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Master of Arts in Teaching You will learn… As an education professional you know we never stop learning. Friends University’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for you – to help make your best even better. Discover how to effectively incorporate new technology and applications in the classroom and into your curriculum. Explore research techniques for finding new resources and applying them to your methods to enhance your students’ classroom experiences. Improve your student outcomes by learning to assess and evaluate student learning. Develop innovative teaching paradigms that can engage students of all ages. Enhance your ability to understand and teach children from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and at wide-ranging learning abilities.
With this degree, you can… Individualized tutorial instruction gives you the tools to make a positive impact on your students and your school while providing you with the expertise to succeed as an education professional. Equipped with best practices, new ideas and enhanced leadership skills, you can spark innovation and excitement among your teaching colleagues. Additionally, you will build a portfolio suitable for application to receive National Board Certification, earn credit to apply toward continuing education requirements and increase your potential to advance in your salary schedule.
You will improve your skills by… Immediately apply what you have learned to your own teaching experience. Tailor your program to meet your needs by focusing on projects and issues that are important in your current position or are part of your future career plans. Our faculty members have been in your shoes, and they understand your schedule. So the curriculum allows you to complete course work in small, manageable weekly segments – that way you keep on track. A special feature of the program is an optional one-week international travel experience to broaden your understanding and increase your knowledge of education programs across the world.
Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.
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FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Delivered in three convenient formats: one night per week, totally online or a hybrid format • Designed for working teachers • Taught by faculty with practical in-classroom experience • Prepares you to apply for National Board Certification • Enhances critical thinking, communication and leadership skills • Expanded opportunities for diverse cultural and social experiences beyond the classroom
Students represent a variety of licensed preK – 12 teachers, including… • Art teachers • Elementary school teachers • High school teachers • Middle school teachers • Physical education teachers
• Public and private school teachers • Special education teachers • Vocal and instrumental music teachers
The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning.
Apply now Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • Two letters of recommendation • Copy of teaching license (at least one year teaching experience required) • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international)
How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to email@example.com. Paper transcripts should be mailed to:
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Where is the Master of Arts in Teaching offered? We offer adult-focused master’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.
How many credit hours will it take to complete the program? Each three-credit course is offered in an eight-week session, with on-campus courses meeting one night a week. The Master of Arts in Teaching degree requires 30 credit hours.
Is the program accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Additionally, education degrees at Friends University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director.
“Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School
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