Note: This program is for certified teachers; Madonna University does not offer master's level certification programs for non-certified individuals.
Madonna University's College of Education worked with local area teachers and administrators to develop a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. The program is constituent-based -- an approach that identifies practicing teachers' changing educational needs. The overarching goal of the program is to enhance classroom performance of certified teachers by developing teaching skills that effectively promote student learning and motivation.
The MAT in Curriculum and Instruction program is founded on a contemporary view of education, integrating theory and practice to reflect a consensus of what graduate students should know and be able to do. The program is organized around the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards that are widely used as the basis for teacher portfolios. In addition, the program emphasizes leading edge classroom technology, new developments in curriculum, learning and motivation theory, and a culminating practical school-based project.
The 32-semester-hour program is marked by a high degree of flexibility and technological mediation. While most of the program is campus-based, selected courses are taught incorporating distance learning.