Master of Arts
in Teaching

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

Master of Arts in Teaching Overview:

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 five 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.
  4. The English Language Track provides preparation for K-12 teachers working with the English Language learners in Christian, public, and private school and in other areas such as overseas ministry.
  5. The Instructional Leadership Track provides preparation for individuals who are pursuing opportunities as K-12 educational administrators in Christian, public and private schools.

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.

MA in Teaching Program Details & Cost

EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education
EDU 5000  Educational Philosphy
EDU 5100  Performance-Based Instructional Assessment
EDU/THE 5090 Faith & Ethics in Education
EDU 5300  Evidence-Based Instruction
EDU 5060  A Holistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
SED 4050/5050 Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices
EDU 5040  Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching
SED 4060/5060 Collaboration and Co-teaching
EDU 5510 Graduate Research Project
SED 4020/5020  Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education
EDU 5000  Educational Philosophy
EDU/SED 4010/5010  The Exceptional Child
EDU/THE 5090  Faith & Ethics in Education
SED 4070/5070  Special Education Teaching Methodologies
EDU 5060  A Holistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
SED 4050/5050 Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Other Evidence Based Practices
SED 4080/5080  Oral and Written Language Needs in Exceptional Students
SED 4060/5060 Collaboration and Co-teaching
SED 4030/5030  Special Education Law and Ethics
SED 4020/5020  Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education
EDU 5000  Educational Philosophy
HED 5000  Collegiate Best Practices
EDU 5090 Faith & Ethics in Education
HED 5030 Evidence-Based Online & Hybrid Pedagogy
EDU 5060  A Holistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
HED/PSY 5010  The College Student
EDU 5040 Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching
HED 5020  The Post-Secondary  Faculty
EDU 5510  Graduate Research Project
HED 6000  Higher Education Instruction Seminar
EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education
EDU/SED 4010/5010 The Exceptional Child
EDU 5000 Educational Philosophy
EDU 4002/5002 Teaching Strategies for the EL & Regular Classroom
EDU/THE 5090 Faith & Ethics in Education
EDU 4111/5111 Language Arts Instruction
EDU 5060 A Holistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
ICS 5202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
LNG/ENG/EDU 4012/5012 Introduction to Linguistics & 2nd Language Acquisition
SED 4070/5070 Special Education Teaching Methodologies
EDU 5510 Graduate Research Project
EDU 4907/5907  Advanced Research in Education I
EDU 5000  Educational Philosophy
EDU 5100 Performance-Based Instructional Assessment
EDU 5090  Faith & Ethics in Education
EDU 5040  Contemporary Legal Issues in Teaching
EDU 5060 A Holistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
EDU 5200 Curriculum and School Improvement
EDU/ORL 6000 Organizational Finance
EDU/ORL 6100 Organizational Theory and Supervision
EDU 6200 Differentiation and Discipline
EDU 5500/5510 Graduate Research Project/Practicum

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.

  1. Free Will Baptist Scholarship $1,320 – for those who are members of a Free Will Baptist Church
  2. Christian School Scholarship $1,000 – for those who are employees of a Christian school
  3. Academic Merit Scholarship $2,500 – for those who have undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better

Scholarships will be granted to students based on information provided during the application process.

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