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Master of Arts in Teaching

Establish yourself as a highly qualified expert. Gain real-world skills. Work with accomplished faculty.

If you are serious about excelling, passionate about making change, and committed to furthering your studies, Spring Hill College offers an exceptional graduate level program in three areas of focus:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Elementary Education

SHC graduates place themselves further along the pay scale and are in position to take on new professional roles. Our fully-accredited program is fun, challenging, and designed to meet the needs of your busy schedule. Take classes on campus, in the evenings, or enroll in distance learning courses.

Where Our Graduates Work

  • Mobile County public schools
  • Baldwin County public schools
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal School
  • McGill-Toolen High School
  • Various parochial schools

Class profile

  • Average class size: 8
  • Approximate Male/Female Ratio: 25% male/75% female
  • Average GRE score: 295
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Average years of work experience: 3-5

FAQs

  • What are the test requirements for admission? GRE 295, MAT 375
  • How many students are working professionals? 90%
  • Will this degree fit my schedule? SHC offers evening, online, & hybrid classes
  • How many credit hours are needed to complete the degree? 39 hours, including internship
  • May I use CLEP to fulfill prerequisites? Yes

Fast Facts

  • Average salary (or salary range) at graduation: $52,723
  • Job placement rate (2014): 100%
  • Number of Faculty: 4
  • Certificate options: (Y/N) Yes, Class A
  • Program duration (full-time student): 2 years

Testimonials

Mark Tenhundfeld ’15

I’ve learned that there is a whole lot more to teaching than just standing in front of a class and bombarding the students with information. My whole concept of teaching has changed dramatically as a result of the classes I’ve taken at Spring Hill. In particular, I am grateful to my professors, who’ve offered wonderful advice on teaching high school students.

— Mark Tenhundfeld ’15

Erica D. Holland ‘13

The Teacher Education Masters Program at Spring Hill College is absolutely amazing! I am an alumnus of the Undergraduate Program, and there is no other program I would have chosen to pursue my Master’s Degree in Education. The close relationship with the professors and the hands-on classroom experiences along with the welcoming personality The Hill is known for puts this program in a category all of its own!

— Erica D. Holland ‘13

Benefits of SHC Graduate Degree

  • Fully accredited
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Modern academic facilities
  • Exemplary, award winning, experienced faculty with terminal degrees
  • Personalized, supportive environment

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education

  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 504 Issues and Innovations in Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning and Development
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality
  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education Reading
  • EDU 562 Trends and Practices in the Total Reading Program Teaching Field
  • EDU 530 Teaching Social Concepts in Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 531 Language Development and Activities for Early Childhood Education or
  • EDU 552 Creative and Critical Thinking Approaches to Teaching Science
  • EDU 553 Mathematics Education: A Problem-Solving Approach
  • EDU 558 Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 563 Analysis and Correction in Reading Internship
  • EDU 595 Internship in Early Childhood Education

Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education

  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 502 Curriculum and Instruction for the Elementary School Professional Studies
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning & Development Special Education
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality Technology
  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education
  • EDU 562 Trends and Practices in the Total Reading Program
  • EDU 540 Problems in the Social Studies Program
  • EDU 541 Issues in the Language Arts Program
  • EDU 552 Creative and Critical Thinking Approaches to Teaching Science or
  • EDU 553 Mathematics Education: A Problem-Solving Approach
  • EDU 558 or Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom or
  • EDU 563 Analysis and Correction in Reading Internship
  • EDU 596 Internship in Elementary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

*Choose one teaching field: History, English Language Arts, or General Social Science.

  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 505 Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching Methodology for the Secondary School EDU 506 or Lab: Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching Methodology in Social Science/History or
  • EDU 507 Lab: Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching Methodology in English Language Arts
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning & Development
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality Technology
  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education Reading
  • EDU 565 Reading in the Content Areas

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