The Kaplan University online Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning degree offers a professional development opportunity for practicing K-12 teachers with a classroom/group of students, seeking to enhance their classroom performance.
Degree candidates will read, analyze, and critique both historical and current educational research studies to prepare them to assume the role of instructional leaders dedicated to improving student performance. The degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers.
Additionally, the program is built upon the Reflective Decision-Maker Model to strengthen thoughtful self-analysis of teaching practice.
The program's nine emphasis areas-Teaching Literacy and Language: Grades K-6, Teaching Literacy and Language: Grades 6-12, Teaching With Technology, Teaching Students With Special Needs, Teaching Mathematics: Grades K-5, Teaching Mathematics: Grades 6-8, Teaching Mathematics: Grades 9-12, Teaching Science: Grades K-6, and Teaching Science: Grades 6-12 - aim to enhance teachers' existing classroom skills and promote career enrichment.
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