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Master of Arts in Teaching (MA)

Course Description

When you're ready to teach, go strong. The Meredith M.A. in Teaching.

Meredith has long been known for educating outstanding and dedicated teachers. The Meredith Master of Arts in Teaching is no exception, serving college graduates – both men and women – who do not hold a teaching license but want to become teachers. The program offers all of the benefits of a Meredith education. Small classes. A collaborative learning environment. Hands-on professional development.

Our Raleigh-based M.A.T. degree program is one of the region's strongest. Our graduates have a 100% pass rate on the Praxis exams. And schools are known to seek out and hire Meredith-trained teachers. Meaning all program graduates who pursue teaching positions get hired.

With concentrations in high-need areas – health and physical education, elementary education, English as a second language, and special education – the Meredith M.A. in Teaching will prepare you to enter the classroom and make an immediate impact.

Strong Reputation

As one of the strongest programs in the region, Meredith has a reputation for educating confident and capable teachers. That’s why so many schools seek out Meredith-trained teachers – and why our graduates make such a lasting impact in the classroom.

Unparalleled Support

Meredith's program is small, meaning students build lasting relationships with each other and expert faculty. Students benefit from the personalized nature of our program – the kind of individual attention that's not offered by larger or online programs. How do they benefit? Graduates of the Meredith M.A. in Teaching have a 100% pass rate on the Praxis exam. And all graduates who seek teaching positions get hired.

Culminating Experiences

During the last semester of study, students complete a semester-long practicum or internship in the public schools. Students also produce a professional reflections portfolio. Before applying for licensure, students must have earned the minimum score on required state licensure tests.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for Meredith M.A. in Teaching students. Options include scholarships, grants, and loans.

Convenient Scheduling

M.A. in Teaching courses are scheduled in the evening to accommodate working professionals' schedules. For additional convenience, two tracks – full- and part-time – are offered, allowing students to complete their degrees at their own pace. The full-time track takes 17 months to complete. The part-time track requires one additional year.

Program Quick Facts

-Accredited by NCATE (now CAEP).
-39 credit hours (13 courses).
-Coeducational program open to men and women.
-Classes meet in-person on Meredith’s campus.
-Courses are scheduled from 5-7:50 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters and 4:30-8 p.m. in the summer session. Courses meet one per week during the school year, twice per week in the summer.
-Full-time and part-time options available.
-Full-time degree seekers complete the degree in 17 months; Part-time degree seekers complete the degree in 28 months.
-Admission deadlines are March 1 for early decision, June 1 for regular decision. Classes begin in August. (Fall admission only).
-Total tuition is $21,450 ($550 per credit hour) plus additional program fees.

Other admission requirements

Official report of scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service, target score of 148 verbal and 150 quantitative, with analytical score of 4.0. Statement of Work Experience (resume or C.V.). Responses to essay questions.

See website for more information on entry into this course: http://www.meredith.edu/academics/schools/education_health_and_human_sciences/graduate_programs/master_of_arts_in_teaching/

Visit the Master of Arts in Teaching (MA) page on the Meredith College website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Completed online or paper application; nonrefundable $60 application fee required. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in sealed envelopes or sent electronically from the institution directly to Meredith College. Two completed recommendation forms from professionals who can speak to your work ethic or academic ability within your area of work or study, available to submit electronically online or in printable form. See course description for further admission details.

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