Marygrove College's online Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with a Focus on Reading & Literacy, grades K-6 is a program of study that accomplishes two goals. First, it concentrates on developing instructional leaders. Second, it concentrates on the content knowledge elementary teachers need in order to be effective teachers of reading and literacy. The program incorporates the Five Core Propositions (principles of teaching) as described by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
It is an expectation that upon completion of this degree, teachers actively apply these principles: Teachers are committed to students and 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. The program also incorporates the International Reading Association (IRA) Standards for Reading Professionals. These standards emphasize content knowledge and professional practice that is evidence of this knowledge. This degree requires completion of 30 graduate credits.
To enroll in the online master's degree program you must currently possess a teaching certificate and an undergraduate degree, be employed as a full-time teacher, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from your undergraduate institution. Not available to residents of Georgia.
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