2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1
Master of Arts in Education in Teaching and Learning Degree Program
Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Hawai’i; Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area
The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Teaching & Learning degree program is intended to prepare educators who work in the P-12 setting as change agents who engage actively in their communities, using appropriate pedagogy and technology to foster the development of global citizens. This degree program does not lead to certification or credential endorsement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcome One: Commitment to Student Learning
1.a Apply developmentally appropriate practices regarding individual academic and socio cultural differences for optimal student learning.
Program Learning Outcome Two: Knowledge of Pedagogy
2.a Identify, discriminate, select, and apply relevant research method(s) to plan, implement and evaluate curricular and instructional practices that support improved teaching and learning.
2.b Use data to guide school improvement efforts, implementation, assessment, and resource allocation.
Program Learning Outcome Three: Facilitation of classroom instruction and environment
3.a Develop appropriate strategies to create a positive and engaging learning environment.
Program Learning Outcome Four: Self-Assessment
4.a Develop personal and professional development plans using self-assessment processes to think systematically from practice and learn from experience.
Program Learning Outcome Five: Collaboration with Community
5.a Work collaboratively with various constituencies to develop local and global perspectives to further educational success and productive citizenship.
- A bachelor’s degree in education or an aligned field from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Education, or an appropriately certified foreign institution;
- A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree, or
- 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
- Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession and current résumé (or career summary). Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file.
- Between 2.0 – 2.4, applicants will be required to submit three academic and/or professional letters of recommendation. Admission between 2.0 and 2.4 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file. Student admitted with a GPA between 2.0-2.4 must enroll in
W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks.
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy .
- An initial teaching certificate and/or current experience working in the P-12 setting with students
- A criminal background check or fingerprint check
- Submission of evidence of current criminal background check or fingerprint check (typically a copy of a teaching certificate/license)
An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form
- If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution
- If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study
Applications to Multiple Campuses
Applicants who are undecided with respect to the location they wish to attend should submit an application and full set of application materials to their location of first choice. Applicants who are accepted into their location of first choice and who, prior to beginning the program, determine they want to complete the same program at a different location, should notify the initial location of record of that intent. Provided that the same program is available, all previous approvals and credit hours accepted will remain in force. If an individual requests to change programs, he or she will need to meet all admission requirements of the new program.
Students enrolled in the MAEd in Teaching & Learning degree program are eligible for graduation when the following requirements are met:
- Satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours in the program of study that includes
- 18 credit hours of core course requirements
- 12 credit hours of integrated concentration course requirements
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0) and a grade of B- or better in all required courses
- A completed Petition to Graduate submitted to campus administration
Students enrolled in the MAEd in Teaching & Learning degree program are required to complete 30 credit hours distributed as follows: core course requirements, 18 credit hours; integrated concentration requirements, 12 credit hours.
Core Course Requirements
Students enrolled in the MAEd in Teaching & Learning degree program are required to take 6 core courses (18 credit hours).
Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
Core Course Requirements—18 Credit Hours
Integrated Concentration Requirements
Students enrolled in the MAEd in Teaching & Learning degree program are required to complete an Integrated Concentration comprised of 4 courses (12 credit hours).
Integrated Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
Integrated Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Gainful Employment Information
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