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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching parallels the undergraduate Secondary Teacher Education program and Master of Education degree by employing a set of core courses required to meet North Dakota teacher certification. This degree will help meet the increasing demand for teachers in shortage areas and also provide graduate credentials for career and salary advancement. The program will provide a more direct path to teacher licensure through an advanced level professional degree in combination with a secondary education major.

Meets State and National Standards

The program is designed around the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) all core courses center on five core propositions that express the effectiveness, knowledge, skills, dispositions, and commitments of the accomplished teacher. The program will provide an entry-level, professional degree that will move teachers more quickly into higher-paying salary lanes while supporting professional development and quality teaching and learning in secondary schools.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching requires 33 hours of coursework, internship/student teaching, a research report, and presentation of a comprehensive portfolio. The curriculum is structured around a set of core requirements that provide a broad foundation in education, research and technology. All MAT students are required to complete 33 hours of required courses and some students may need additional hours of Special Program credits.

In the table below, you can see the courses and semesters they are offered.  There is also a highlighted version linked below that shows courses in similar colors that can be taken in the same semester.  This will keep you on a 6 semester cycle for completion.

Master of Arts in Teaching - Courses and Rotation

Course # Course Title Fall Spring Summer
EDUC 611 Foundations of Teaching for Learning (3)
Summer
EDUC 612 Human Development and Learning Needs (3)
Spring
EDUC 613 Reading and Multiple Literacies (3)
Spring
EDUC 614 Secondary Methods and Assessment (4) Fall
EDUC 625 Issues in School, Community and Family (3) Fall Summer
EDUC 640 Supervision and Assessment of Teachers and Learners (3)
Spring Summer
EDUC 657 Exceptionality, Diversity & Differences (3) Fall Spring
EDUC 675 Teaching with 21st Century Tools (3)
Summer
EDUC 676 Internship/Student Teaching (6) Fall Spring
EDUC 686 Integrative Capstone Project (2) Fall Spring Summer
Total Program Credits (33)
Course # Course Title Cr.
Special Program Credits (Content Major Deficiency Sequence) 3-24

Office Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies and Research
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701.845.7303
Fax: 701.845.7190
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Library and Information Technologies
concentration contact:
Donna James
Email: donna.james@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Technology Education
concentration contact:
Dr. Peder Gjovik - Department Chair
Phone: 701.845.7448
Email: peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Teaching & Technology concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Elementary Education concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Language Learners concentration contact:
Dr. Joan Aus  
Phone: 701.845.7187 
Email: joan.aus@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Education concentration contact:
Dr. Greg Brister 
Phone: 701.845.7317 
Email:  greg.brister@vcsu.edu
Contact Information

Questions on Graduate Studies:
Misty Lindgren
Phone: 701.845.7303
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. James Boe - Director
Phone: 701.845.7304
Email: jim.boe@vcsu.edu

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To pursue state level resolution, contact Lisa Johnson, 701-858-3494.

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