Teaching—Nationwide, M.A.

  • Unavailable
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Online
The Master of Arts in Teaching—Nationwide program is designed to help career changers develop the professional competencies required of secondary educators (grades 5 through 12). The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices.

About

This program is based on national professional standards for beginning teachers and is offered to students nationwide. The online coursework will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Explore the reflective decision-maker model and other research-based theories of learning with an emphasis on student diversity
  • Evaluate current issues in educational psychology and philosophical viewpoints that can affect teaching priorities and strategies
  • Develop skills for effective teaching, including designing curricula, organizing and managing a classroom, building literacy, and assessing secondary student learning
  • The program’s curriculum is designed to help you build a strong foundation in teaching methods and does not include fieldwork, student teaching, or internship requirements—the entire program can be completed online.

Accreditation

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply to Kaplan University’s graduate programs, you must:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    385 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    385 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Kaplan University Scholarships: You may qualify for one of our Kaplan University scholarships, which could reduce your tuition by as much as $500 per term.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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