“The USM online MAT program is an innovative way to gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to enhance teaching practices,” said Gwen Landever, Program Chair for the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Leavenworth, KS (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
The University of Saint Mary today announced the addition of three new specializations for their online Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Students earning this advanced degree can now choose from English as a Second Language, Teacher Leadership or Learning Technologies specialization as their primary educational and career interest.
The University of Saint Mary online Master of Arts in Teaching program is NCATE-accredited* and the institution is regionally accredited. The online MAT is a cost-effective choice compared to other similar programs and students are able to take courses around their schedules, which means they may continue to teach while earning their degree. “There’s truly no better way to gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to teach in your chosen field than with our online Master’s degree in Teaching degree,” said Gwen Landever, program chair for the MAT program. “The addition of the three specializations allows teachers to customize their degree to suit their goals. Plus, our program can still be completed in under 20 months, but now courses can also count toward continuing education credits.”
New Program Format
Along with the three new specializations, the program format has changed. Courses are now only eight weeks in length and students are not required to stay with their starting cohort. Plus, students can still graduate in less than 20 months and are able to immediately apply what they’ve learned in their courses to their classroom setting.
About the University of Saint Mary
The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic co-educational applied liberal arts university founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. The University of Saint Mary main campus is located at 4100 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan. USM’s Overland Park Campus, near 115th and Pflumm, offers evening accelerated graduate and undergraduate degree-completion programs. The university also offers online programs. Visit http://www.online.stmary.edu for more information.
*University of Saint Mary is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.