Which Program Is Right For You?
|Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)||Master of Education (M.Ed.)||Specialty Endorsements||Administrator License|
|Designed for/Why||Those interested in becoming a teacher.||Educators that are already licensed seeking a master's degree.||Licensed teachers with or without master's interested in adding on to teaching license.||Licensed teachers with or without master's degree interested in becoming an administrator.|
|Master of Arts in Teaching and Initial Teaching License||Masters in Education with Endorsement or Seminar Series||Endorsement||Initial Administrator License or Continuing Administrator License
|Program length||Full-time - 10 months Extended/Online - 18 months
||26 months||9-12 months||11 months|
|Course schedule||Full-time - weekdays Extended - night/weekend and online
||night/summer and online
||online delivery of classes||night/weekend|
|Location||Salem and online
||Salem and online
||Salem and online
*Earn Initial Teaching License and Master's degree in full-time, extended or online program.
*Field based with over 1000 hours hands-on experience in public school classrooms.
*Small class size and cohort based on authorization level allows students and faculty to work closely with each other.
*Wide range of teaching endorsements (subject areas) to choose from.
*Career assistance through workshops, mock interviews, online candidate brochure and job search seminars.
*Complete MEd while employed through evening and summer courses or online delivery.
*Add endorsement (ESOL, Reading, Special Education or Environmental Literacy) to core master's level courses.
*Use current classroom for inquiry and teacher research to support coursework.
*Immediate application of skills learned to classroom environment.
*End program with completion of Teacher Inquiry Project/Thesis.
*Small class size of 10-15 students.
*Career development services for enhancing current teaching position.
*Three high-need, market desirable endorsement programs available: Reading, ESOL and Special Education.
*Complete endorsement program while employed.
*Coursework can go towards master's degree.
*ESOL and Reading programs for current educators have online coursework and rolling enrollment/non-cohort based for flexible schedules.
*Focused 11-month program ends in May, allowing time to look for a new position for the new academic year.
*Evening/weekend schedule allows completion of program while employed.
*Certification opens career path to: principal, vice-principal, athletic director, curriculum director or other school administrator positions.
*Courses taught by practitioners currently employed in the field.