Master of Arts
in Teaching

APPLY NOWGRADUATE FORMS

Grasp the role of the teacher
in the global building of God’s kingdom

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 33-semester-hour graduate degree that seeks to provide leaders with graduate education in the art and science of teaching, inspiring professional excellence through integration of biblical thought and life. It is designed for college graduates who desire additional education as professional teachers.

The program core for the Master of Arts in Teaching seeks to enhance Christian thinking and attitudes, professional teaching skills, and habits of lifetime learners, all of which are critical areas necessary for professional success in teaching.

There are three specialty tracks in the Master of Arts in Teaching:

1. The Teaching Track is designed to enhance the craft of teaching for K-12 teachers in Christian, public, and private schools.

2. The Special Education Track is designed to develop skills and concepts for teachers of exceptional students. Completion of this track may lead to a K-6 Special Education Endorsement for teachers already licensed in Tennessee, or to initial licensure for those who continue with student teaching.

3. The Higher Education Track provides preparation for teaching at the college level for all educators, including those in public, private, and Christian institutions who serve as collegiate adjunct teachers.

It is our prayer that you will gain a more thorough understanding of the principles and methods of teaching, a biblical philosophy of pedagogy, a rigorous educational critique informed by a Christian worldview, and a grasp of the role of the teacher in the global building of God’s kingdom. We believe that God can bless you as you employ these skills and concepts for His glory.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is regionally and nationally accredited. Learn more about our accreditation here.

Program Details & Cost

EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education I
EDU 5000  Philosophy of Education
EDU 5100  Performance-Based Instructional Assessment
EDU 5020  Faith & Ethics in Education
EDU 5300  Evidence-Based Pedagogy
EDU 5060  Holistic Literacy for Educators
SED 4050/5050 Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices
EDU 5040  Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching
SED 4040/5040 Collaboration and Co-teaching
EDU 5500 Graduate Research Project
SED 5020  Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education I
EDU 5000  Philosophy of Education
EDU/SED 4010/5010  The Exceptional Child
EDU 5020  Faith & Ethics in Education
SED 4070/5070  Special Education Teaching Methodologies
EDU 5060  Holistic Literacy for Educators
SED 4050/5050 Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices
SED 4060/5060  Oral and Written Language Needs in Exceptional Students
SED 4040/5040 Collaboration and Co-teaching
SED 4030/5030  Special Education Law and Ethics
SED 5020  Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education I
EDU 5000  Philosophy of Education
HED 5000  Collegiate Best Practices
EDU 5020  Faith & Ethics in Education
EDU 5300  Evidence-Based Pedagogy
EDU 5060  Holistic Literacy for Educators
HED/PSY 5010  The College Student
EDU 5040 Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching
HED 5020  The Post-Secondary  Faculty
EDU 5500  Graduate Research Project
HED 6000  Higher Education Instruction Seminar

Program Costs

Tuition: $450 per credit hour
Total Cost for Program: 33 credit hours X $450 = $14,850

Scholarships

A graduate education is expensive but it is one of the most important endeavors you will ever undertake. We can help you pay for your education by keeping costs low and helping you find financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships.

Several institutional scholarships are available for Welch graduate students. Students must apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office. Documentation such as a copy of the ministerial ordination certificate (Ministry Scholarship) or transcript from undergraduate institutions (Academic Merit Scholarship) should be provided along with the scholarship application.

SCHOLARSHIPSSCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Course Schedule

1st year, Spring Teaching Track Special Education Track Higher Education Track
Core Course 1a

Jan. 17 – 31

EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education I (1) EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education I (1) EDU 4907/5907Advanced Research in Education I (1)
Core Course 2

Feb. 4 – Apr. 22

EDU 5000 Philosophy of Education (3) EDU 5000 Philosophy of Education (3) EDU 5000 Philosophy of Education (3)
Track Course 1

Feb. 7 – Apr. 25

EDU 5100 Performance-Based Instructional Assessment (3) EDU/SED 4010/5010 The Exceptional Child (3) HED 5000 Collegiate Best Practices (3)
1st year, Summer Teaching Track Special Education Track Higher Education Track
Core Course 3

May 27 – Aug. 5

EDU 5020 Faith & Ethics in Education (3) EDU 5020 Faith & Ethics in Education (3) EDU 5020 Faith & Ethics in Education (3)
Track Course 2

May 30 – Aug. 8

EDU 5300 Evidence-Based Pedagogy (3) SED 4070/5070 Special Education Teaching Methodologies (3) EDU 5300 Evidence-Based Pedagogy (3)
1st year, Fall Teaching Track Special Education Track Higher Education Track
Core Course 4

Sept. 23 – Dec. 9

EDU 5060 Holistic Literacy for Educators (3)* EDU 5060 Holistic Literacy for Educators (3)* EDU 5060 Holistic Literacy for Educators (3)*
Track Course 3

Sept. 26 – Dec. 12

SED 4050/5050) Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices (3) SED 4050/5050) Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices (3) HED/PSY 5010 The College Student (3)
2nd year, Spring Teaching Track Special Education Track Higher Education Track
Core Course 1b

Jan. 16-30

EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education II (2) EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education (3) EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education (3)
Track Course 4

Feb. 3 – Apr. 20

EDU 5040 Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching (3) SED 4060/5060 Oral and Written Language Needs in Exceptional Students (3) EDU 5040 Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching (3)
Track Course 5

Feb. 6 – Apr. 23

SED 4040/5040 Collaboration and Co-teaching (3) SED 4040/5040 Collaboration and Co-teaching (3) HED 5020 The Post-Secondary  Faculty (3)
2nd year, Summer Teaching Track Special Education Track Higher Education Track
Track Course 6

May 25 – Aug. 3

EDU 5500 Graduate Research Project (3) SED 4030/5030 Special Education Law and Ethics (3) EDU 5500 Graduate Research Project (3)
Track Course 7

May 28 – Aug. 6

SED 5020 Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (3) SED 5020 Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (3) HED 6000 Higher Education Instruction Seminar (3)

Fall and Spring Course Schedule: Each course is 10 weeks, 1 night per week, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Summer Course Schedule:

Summer I: Courses are MW and TTh for 5 weeks, 3.5 hours per day (morning, afternoon, or evening)
Summer II: Courses are MW and TTh for 5 weeks, 3.5 hours per day (morning, afternoon, or evening)
EDU 5500 Graduate Research Project (3) – Teaching Track and Higher Education Track only; Students may register for this course upon approval of their proposal by the Graduate Advisor and following satisfactory completion of EDU 4907/5907 Advanced Research in Education. The MAT Graduate Committee will evaluate the project or paper and assign a final grade for the course based on the paper/project.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program should demonstrate:

  • A thorough understanding of proven principles and methods of successful teaching,
  • Mastery and implementation of a biblical philosophy of education as applied to: (a) the teacher’s personal faith and ethics; (b) practical issues involved in teaching (c) individual students, parents, and the community; (d) professional excellence in teaching; and (e) organizational relationships.
  • Application of rigorous educational critique informed by a Christian worldview toward the assessment of: (a) cultural trends, issues, and ethical concerns; (b) current movements and trajectories within education and (c) educational research and writing.
  • A grasp of the role of the teacher in God’s kingdom-building work.

We’re here to help.

Greg Ketteman
Dean, School of Education
Phone: 615-675-5312
Fax: 615-296-0400
Email: gketteman@welch.edu

Angie Edgmon
Financial Aid Coordinator
Call: 615-675-5278
Fax: 615-296-0400
Email: finaid@welch.edu