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MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING – ELEMENTARY

Get ready for a new day—your first day.

Step into the rewarding field of education—state-licensed and well prepared to lead and inspire the next generation. Whether you’re seeking licensure as an experienced teacher or you’re changing careers to begin influencing student’s lives, MBU’s Master of Arts in Teaching is for you. The biblical emphasis of Maranatha’s teacher education programs equips you to teach effectively, put your faith into action, and pass your knowledge of God to others. Define your pathway, plan your schedule, and start working toward your first day as a licensed elementary classroom teacher.

Program Courses

  • EDUC 520 Student Learning and Motivation (3)
  • EDUC 525 Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices (3)
  • EDSP 530 Reading Diagnosis and Assessment (3)
  • EDUC 530 Curriculum Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDUC 535 Instructional Improvement through Assessment (3)
  • EDUC 540 Biblical Perspectives in Human Relations and Counseling (3)
  • EDUC 541 Human Relations Clinical (1)
  • EDUC 545 Exceptionality in Student Learning (3)
  • EDUC 546 Exceptionality in Student Learning Clinical (1)
  • EDUC 555 Technology for Teaching and Learning (3)
  • EDUC 522 Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent Learner with Clinical (3)
  • EDUC 551 Elementary Curriculum 1: Reading and Social Studies with Clinical (3)
  • EDUC 552 Elementary Curriculum 2: Math and Science with Clinical (3)
  • EDUC 571 Student Teaching 1 (3)
  • EDUC 572 Student Teaching 2 (3) 

TOTAL CREDITS: 33-41 Credits

*Some clinical experiences may be satisfied with three or more years of teaching experience.

Course Schedule

Summer A 2020 (May 12 – July 3)

  • EDSP 525 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices (3)
  • EDUC 530 Curriculum Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDUC 535 Instructional Improvement Assessment (3)

Summer B 2020 (July 7 – August 28)

  • EDUC 520 Student Learning and Motivation (3)
  • EDSP 530 Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disabilities (3)
  • EDUC 540 Biblical Perceptions in Hum Relations & Counseling (3)
  • EDUC 541 Human Relations Clinical
  • EDUC 545 Exceptionality in Student Learning (3)

Fall A 2020 (September 1 – October 24)

  • EDUC 520 Student Learning and Motivation (3)
  • EDUC 525 Classroom Management & PBIS (3)
  • EDUC 545 Exceptionality in Student Learning (3)
  • EDUC 546 Exceptionality in Student Learning Clinical (3)

Fall B 2020 (October 27 – December 19)

  • EDUC 530 Curriculum Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDUC 551 Elementary Curriculum 1: Reading and Social Studies with Clinical (3)
  • EDUC 555 Technology for Teaching and Learning (3)

Spring A 2021 (Schedule TBA)

Spring B 2021 (Schedule TBA)

Interact with professors and fellow students, participate in online discussions, and experience Maranatha without leaving home.

Complete your master’s degree in two years or less.

Gain teaching expertise through clincial classroom experience and one-on-one mentoring by qualified faculty.

Featured courses
  • Biblical Perspectives in Human Relations and Counseling
  • Reading Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Elementary Curriculum 1: Reading and Social Studies with Clinical
  • Elementary Curriculum 2: Math and Science with Clinical
  • Exceptionality in Student Learning
  • Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent Learner with Clinical
  • Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices
Career Opportunities
  • For degreed elementary teachers seeking state certification in grades K-9. 
  • For career-changers pursuing teaching and state certification
Degree Benefits
  • Develop God-honoring servant leadership
  • Earn a Wisconsin DPI approved Elementary (grades K-9) teaching license – check with a program advisor about license transferability to your state
  • Online classes are offered year-round with six start dates per year
  • Clinical requirements may be satisfied by 3 or more years of teaching experience
  • Our competitive pricing makes the program feasible and affordable.
  • The Teaching & Leading Scholarship is available for those employed in full-time Christian ministry.
  • Our graduate programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Entrance Requirements

Prior Education and Admissions Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (conditional acceptance may be granted)
  • A background check and fingerprinting.

CAEP Content Knowledge Requirements:
(Undergraduate level courses from previous institutions may be used to satisfy these content knowledge requirements.)

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Literature
  • World History
  • US History
  • Government
  • Qualifying composite scores on the Praxis CORE Assessment or a qualifying composite score on the Praxis 1, SAT or ACT.

Maranatha’s Graduate Assistant program provides compensation to help graduate students complete a master’s degree. 

Learn more about our Teaching and Leading Scholarship available to graduate students employed in full-time vocational ministry.

Explore our Graduate Reference Manual for further information on the MAT and our other graduate
programs.

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