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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching, MA

MA in Teaching
Location: AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 56 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 15 months

Program Overview

The MAT emphasizes justice-oriented pedagogy, student-centered learning, and innovative program design. Candidates learn to:

  • Plan and implement curriculum that meets the needs of a variety of learners
  • Teach in diverse classroom settings
  • Manage the material and human dynamics of the classroom
  • Nurture the holistic development of all students
  • Integrate technology across content areas
  • Reflect on one’s role as a teacher
  • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents and community members
  • Assume leadership roles to advocate for children

Candidates will complete an internship during each of the first three quarters of the program. In quarter four, candidates complete a culminating master’s project integrating their internship experiences with what they learned in their content and methods courses. In quarter five, candidates complete student teaching.

Completion Requirements for Certification and Degree

  • Completion of the Elementary Education (56 credits) course requirements and maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress Optional: one additional Washington State endorsement may be added by passing the appropriate middle level content exam by end of the second quarter of the program and a student teaching internship in the middle level content area: Middle Level Humanities, Middle Level Mathematics, or Middle Level Sciences
  • Successful completion of each internship as a prerequisite for enrolling in the following internship
  • Successful completion of the culminating master project as a prerequisite for enrolling in student teaching
  • Successful completion of student teaching, and evidence-based demonstration of meeting the Washington State effective teaching standards
  • Required professional growth plan for program completion

Upon successful completion of student teaching and all requirements, candidates qualify for recommendation for a Washington State Residency teaching certificate.

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the general admission requirements of Antioch University Seattle, MAT applicants must have:

  • BA or BS degree
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0*
  • Minimum of 40 hours experience working with K-8 youth
  • One to two letters of recommendation
  • A current resume or CV
  • A structured Admissions Interview
  • The following admissions exams are required by September 1 : Submitted WEST-B score (or an approved WEST-B alternative), passing scores on the NES Elementary Education exam
  • A Fingerprint/Background Clearance

*Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered and should submit a letter explaining the reasons for their low GPA as well as what has changed that would assist them in pursuing a graduate program.

Transfer into the MAT program

  • Applicants who began a graduate teacher preparation program at another regionally accredited university may request a transfer credit evaluation*
  • Courses are reviewed or equivalent content on a course-by-course basis, official transcripts and course syllabi for all requested courses must be submitted
  • Courses must carry a grade of B or better Candidates may transfer up to 12 credits

*Transfer credits at the discretion of the program

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