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Master of Arts in Teaching And Learning

The Fischler College of Education is no longer accepting new applicants for this program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) degree has been developed by the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) and Pearson Learning Solutions to meet the needs of classroom practitioners by linking theory to best practices in the classroom. Coursework is structured within the context of three essential areas that impact today’s classroom teachers: instruction, curriculum, and professional development. Through interaction with faculty members who are committed to the collaborative and integrative investigation of problems in practice, students will experience a comprehensive study of current educational research and critical analysis of classroom teaching and learning. Graduates of the MATL program will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. The MATL program is not designed to lead to certification or licensure.

Please see General Student Information in the catalog for admission requirements. The following are specific additional admission requirements for entry into the MATL program:

  1. An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution indicating a conferred bachelor’s degree.
  2. Evidence of a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a 2.5, GRE scores of 1000 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only) for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011 or GRE scores of 300 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only) for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011, or the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) with a raw score of 50. (The tests must have been taken within the past 5 years from the date of application.)
  3. Applicants who do not meet the minimum CGPA or GRE requirements may enroll in a maximum of six (6) credit hours and must earn a grade of B or higher in each course during the first term of enrollment for conditional admission. Students who do not earn a grade of B or higher in each course may be subject to dismissal from the program.
  4. Current employment as a practicing teacher, and
  5. Valid Teaching Certificate/License.

Students must maintain employment as practicing teachers while enrolled in this program. It is suggested that students complete their Action Research Project within 60 days after the completion of their last block. Students who are unable to complete all degree or program requirements within the time allotted will be dismissed from the program.

The MATL program offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in one of the following areas:

  1. Curriculum and Instruction
  2. Elementary Reading
  3. Elementary Math
  4. K-12 Technology Integration
  5. K-8 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

The following are programs of study for each of the specialization areas. The programs of study do not necessarily reflect the recommended course sequence. Programs of study are subject to change.

(30 TOTAL CREDITS)

GRADUATE ORIENTATION

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program
This seminar provides an orientation to the program and technology skills necessary for successful participation in the M.S. and Ed.S. programs of the Fischler College of Education. Students will be introduced to university systems designed to provide support and services during the formal program of studies, i.e., academic advising, course materials and schedules, the portfolio process, Educator Accomplished Practices, etc. Students will also practice technology skills, i.e., using email, sending attachments, navigating the Internet to locate university Web sources, accessing library materials through the NSU Electronic Resources, using APA form and style, locating and using program Web sites, and using the online course management system. The seminar also provides students an opportunity to meet with an Advisor. Attendance in this non-credit seminar is required for all entering M.S. and Ed.S. students. Students need to complete EDU 5000 during the same session of the first graduate course in the program of study. Prerequisite/s: None
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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION SPECIALIZATION

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC 610 Classroom and Instructional Management 6
EDUC 630 Action Research in Practice – Curriculum and Instruction 6
EDUC 640 Cognitive Curricula 6
EDUC 650 Instructional Modes and Technology 6
EDUC 620 Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 6

ELEMENTARY MATH SPECIALIZATION

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC 610 Classroom and Instructional Management 6
EDUC 671 Action Research in Practice – Mathematics 6
EDUC 670 Teaching and Assessing Mathematics through Technology 6
EDUC 672 Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics Across the Curriculum 6
EDUC 620 Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 6

ELEMENTARY READING SPECIALIZATION

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC 610 Classroom and Instructional Management 6
EDUC 661 Action Research in Practice – Reading 6
EDUC 660 Reading Foundations and Instructional Interventions 6
EDUC 662 Language, Learning, and Technology Across the Curriculum 6
EDUC 620 Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 6

K-12 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPECIALIZATION

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC 610 Classroom and Instructional Management 6
EDUC 681 Action Research in Practice – Technology 6
EDUC 680 Computer Applications and Technology Across the Curriculum 6
EDUC 682 Orchestrating Your Classroom with Technology 6
EDUC 620 Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 6

K-8 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM) EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC 610 Classroom and Instructional Management 6
EDUC 691 Action Research in Practice - STEM 6
EDUC 690 STEM Foundations and Instructional Interventions 6
EDUC 692 STEM Across the Curriculum 6
EDUC 620 Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 6

MATL education courses are conducted entirely online, allowing students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via Internet access. Participants log in to the course management system to complete activities and assignments and interact with the professor and other students in the class. Campus attendance is not required. All registration, correspondence, and course participation are conducted online.

Students are placed in cohort groupings during their first block (course) and complete five sequential 6-credit blocks with the same cohort for a total of 30 credits. Students typically complete the formal instructional portion of the program in 12 months of study; however, students are allowed up to 6 years in which to complete all degree and program requirements.

In order to graduate from any program of study, students must complete all required prerequisites, program coursework, capstone experiences, and testing requirements for the given program of study. Students must submit a Degree Application for conferral. Each program has different requirements; it is the student’s responsibility to complete all requirements outlined in the program of study that are in effect at the time of initial enrollment. Academic Advisors are available to explain all degree completion requirements.

Faculty members for the master of arts in teaching and Learning are recognized scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition, many are also highly respected professional practitioners. They are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most important, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to inspire others.