Department of Teaching and Learning

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in the Department of Teaching and Learning is a post-baccalaureate degree that serves practicing teachers at all levels (preschool, elementary, middle level, and high school) and provides an important first step for graduate students who wish to pursue a doctorate and become scholars and teachers at the university level. It also provides a base for other professionals who are interested in offering educationally-related services in a wide variety of social and educational settings outside the public schools. Such settings may include social service fields which provide educational programs and services for children and young adults; education departments of art, history, and science museums; and educational service programs connected with park and recreational systems.

The structure and content of the MA aims to broaden and deepen perspectives around four areas central to high quality education for all children:

  1. The nature of learners and learning
  2. Pedagogy
  3. Disciplinary content
  4. Diversity, social justice, and educational equity

The program is comprised of core courses, foci of study courses and a masters' final project.

Specializations

  • Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Early and Middle Childhood Education
  • Engineering and Technology Education
  • English Education and Adolescent Literacies
  • Foreign and Second Language Education
  • Inclusive Education (no longer accepting applications)
  • Integrated Studies (available at the Lima, Newark, Mansfield, and Marion campuses only)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Science Education