Master of Arts Teaching: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education - National Board Preparation
Interested in earning a high-quality master's degree in secondary education all from the comforts of your home?
Cal U offers highly motivated adults with full-time teaching jobs in either a middle or high school an opportunity to earn an advanced degree in secondary education online. This program is designed for all middle and high school teachers, regardless of area of certification/licensure.
With a Master of Arts in teaching, you'll broaden and deepen your knowledge and instructional skills and refine your pedagogies, which could advance your career more quickly and increase your earning potential. Since many school systems are now requiring teachers to return to school to earn a master's degree, you'll be well ahead of your peers. Additionally you'll have a jump start if you decide to apply for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards teaching certification.
Our advanced studies in secondary education is a fall start, 30 credit graduate program that is completely delivered online for middle and high school teachers who are seeking a Master's of Education degree. The curriculum is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the National Board Certification process. The courses and activities will use data from teachers' own practices to reflect on their work and the work of their students to develop a deeper understanding of student learning.
The MAT program is based upon NBPTS's Five Core Propositions:
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
- Teachers are members of learning communities.