Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts in Education degree at the University of Mobile offers graduate programs leading to Class A certification in Early Childhood Education and/or Elementary Education. Students may choose to combine the Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs for dual certification. Current B level teacher certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or both is required to participate in the traditional MA in Education.

 

The Master of Arts in Education is offered online (1 semester = 16 weeks). This program provides you with:

  • Convenient course offerings that allow you to begin classes at any time (Fall, Spring or Summer).
  • Concierge Model with your personal Success Coach to support your journey.
  • Easy access to faculty members with small class sizes.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

This master’s degree was designed for students who currently hold a valid Alabama Class B Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood OR Elementary Education. * There is NO entrance exam required (no GRE or MAT)

 

To be eligible to apply and Unconditionally Admitted to the School of Education Traditional Master’s program the following is required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution (required 1st semester)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood OR Elementary Education (required 1st semester)
  • Bachelor’s Degree posted transcript GPA must be a 2.75 or higher (required 1st semester)
  • Provide a copy of a Valid Alabama Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood OR Elementary Education (required 1st semester)
  • Purchase Graduate Teacher Education Handbook from the UM Bookstore (required 1st semester)
Core Coursework
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 508 Instructional Technologies for the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom 3
TE 509 Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom 3
TE 510 Curriculum Development 3
TE 511 Contemporary Issues in Teaching 3
TE 517 History of Education 3
TE 519 The Law and the Schools 3
TE 520 Evaluation and Research in Education 3
TE 597 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3
Total 27
Early Childhood Track
Teaching Field Courses
CE 501 Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
CE 503 Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
CE 599 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
EE 560 Readings in Selected Areas of Education 3
Total 12
Total Credit Hours 36
Elementary Track
Teaching Field Courses
EE 521 Reading in the Content Areas 3
EE 535 Literature for Young Readers 3
EE 560 Readings in Selected Areas of Education 3
EE 599 Practicum in Elementary Education 3
Total 12
     
  Total Credit Hours 36
Early Childhood & Elementary Track
Teaching Field Courses
CE 501 Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
CE 503 Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
CE 599 Practicum in Early Childhood Education OR 3
EE 599 Practicum in Elementary Education
EE 516 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching 3
EE 521 Reading in the Content Areas 3
EE 560 Readings in Selected Areas of Education 3
Total 18
Total Credit Hours 42
Tuition & Fees

Cost is $510/credit hour. Comprehensive fees are $350/semester.