Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (MA)


Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, MA

On Campus 30 - 36 cr

The program grows educational leaders who can make a difference for the future in multiple educational settings.


The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education offers master's and doctoral degrees that:

  • engage in and with current educational research
  • fit individual needs
  • offer rich opportunities to work with highly qualified faculty members who are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary scholarship focused on schools and communities
  • challenge in breadth and depth to change and improve education for all

Students will find new ways to view the work of teachers, teaching, learners, and learning. The coursework explores relationships across cultures and schooling, ethics, human well-being, and education for diversity — fostering professional development alongside preparing people for positions of leadership in varied educational settings.

If your objective is teacher certification--initial, renewal, or adding endorsements--select a program from the Teacher Certification sections instead.


  1. Elementary Teaching
    • On Campus
    Required Courses
    Science Education:
    TEAC 842A Objectives and Methods of Science Teaching: Elementary 3
    Social Studies Education:
    TEAC 822A Principles and Practices in Social Studies Education 3
    Choose one course in Literacy and Language Arts Education:
    TEAC 811 Reading Processes and Practices 3
    TEAC 811C Response to Intervention—Reading 3
    TEAC 815E Emerging Biliteracy 3
    TEAC 854 Multiethnic Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
    Choose one course in Mathematics Education:
    TEAC 808A Improved Instruction in School Mathematics Primary: K-3 3
    TEAC 880E Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology in Mathematics 3
    TEAC 907 Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics 3
    Total 12
  2. Innovative Learning Technologies
  3. World Language Teaching

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    * When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Department application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement: This statement should cover your academic and professional goals and interests and how this degree will enable you to meet them. Describe your strengths, with specific attention to your professional and academic experiences and how they position you to be a successful member of our graduate community. This statement should be between 700-1000 words.

Admission Deadlines

February 1 for Fall. October 1 for Spring. February 1 for Summer.

Graduate Chair

Jenelle Reeves

Support Staff

Joelle Tangen

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