The basic requirements for completing a master of arts in teaching degree are:

  • 37 credit hours (9.25 courses) of course work in elementary, secondary or K-12 licensure [41 credit hours (10.25 courses) for adding middle school endorsement with elementary licensure]
  • A minimum of four semesters of course work, including fieldwork internship and student teaching placements in local public schools. (Additional courses may be required according to transcript and portfolio evaluation.)
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio at four required checkpoints containing student created artifacts and reflective essays.


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