ALTERNATIVE MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION


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bboyle@umobile.edu

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Alternative Master of Arts in Education

The Alternative Master of Arts in Education degree at the University of Mobile is available in early childhood education or elementary education. Alternative certifications apply only to persons who have completed baccalaureate degrees in non-education programs from accredited colleges or universities.

The Alternative Masters Certification is offered in a blended (on-campus and online) format. These programs provide 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.
This master’s degree is designed for students who graduated in any major OTHER than a Major in Education that leads to a Teaching Certificate. The GRE or MAT entrance exam is NOT required.

To be eligible to apply for this Master’s Degree the following is required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution (required when applying to UM)
  • Bachelor’s Degree posted transcript GPA must be a 2.75 or higher (required when applying to UM)
  • TWO (2) Official Transcripts from ALL institutions attended (required before end of 1st semester)
  • 12 semester hours each of English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Science coursework (or pass all sections of the praxis II within first 12 hours of coursework)

To be Unconditionally Admitted to the School of Education Master’s program the following must be completed:

  • Fingerprint Clearance (required 1st Semester and before observing in any classroom)
  • Passing results on all sections of the Praxis I – Core Academic Basic Skills Test (required within first 12 hours of coursework)
  • Passing results on all sections of the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test – depending on your major, you will take either the Early Childhood OR Elementary Praxis II Test (required within first 12 hours of coursework)
  • Purchase Graduate Teacher Education Handbook from the UM Bookstore (required 1st semester)
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
EE 540 Classroom Management 3
TE 501 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
TE 504 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth 3
TE 505 Education and Technology 3
TE 520 Evaluation and Research in Education 3
TE 523 Internship * 3
TE 525 Curriculum and Teaching in the Elementary School 3
TE 533 edTPA Professional Development Seminar 3
TE 597 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3
Total: 27
CE 501 Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
CE 503 Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
EE 512 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
EE 522 Developmental Reading 3
Total: 12
Elective (choose one)
EE 513 Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
EE 514 Applied Science for Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
EE 516 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching 3
Total: 3
EE 512 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
EE 513 Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
EE 514 Applied Science for Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
EE 516 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching 3
EE 522 Developmental Reading 3
Total: 15
2017-2018

Tuition: $450 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fees:
Fall & Spring: $350 per semester
Summer: $50 (6 or more hours
$25 (less than 6 hours)