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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Teaching Arts, M.T.A.


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The MTA provides graduate students the opportunity to jointly study professional education in combination with a specific academic discipline. The MTA is a cooperative program between a student’s chosen academic discipline and professional education and will have a graduate advisor from each area.

For more information, visit the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs  section.

 

Mission


The M.T.A. program reflects the School of Urban Education’s commitment to excellence in professional education. This program is designed to encourage and develop the passion and potential of the individual graduate student. Applicants to this program should be driven by a reasoned, justified and articulated philosophy of education while taking seriously their role as citizens, servants and leaders in society. The M.T.A. students are required to complete a final research or capstone project as the core research component of this program.

Purpose


  • Develop subject matter experts from current or future educators who demonstrate an advanced subject-area knowledge
  • Create practicing scholars of educational/social science research
  • Meet academic and career goals of the student through collaboration with other academic departments on campus through a dual advisement system in one of the approved subject areas: Art, English, History, Biology and Mathematics.

Learning Objectives


The M.T.A. program seeks to:

  • Develop the student’s ability to think critically and speak and write clearly in the appropriate genres for their field of study.
  • Develop a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that allows students to locate their subject area in the appropriate historical, social, and philosophical context.
  • Create an individual plan of study in which coursework, faculty in the School of Urban Education and faculty in a discipline-specific subject area will help students develop the skills and dispositions for lifelong learning.
  • Provide opportunities for educators to advance their careers with coursework in pedagogy as well as the broader education system.

Course Requirements


36 hour program with the following requirements:

M.T.A. Education Elective Course (3 hours - Students will choose 1 additional course from the following)


M.T.A. Subject Area Courses (18 hours)


Coursework will occur in either: art, English, history, biology, or mathematics (depending upon the undergraduate major of the student).

These courses will be determined by a graduate advisor in the related subject area.

M.T.A. Interdisciplinary Option


(This option is not available with the History Department)

36 hour program with the following requirements:


M.T.A. Research Core Courses (9 hours - same as above)


M.T.A. Professional Education Core Courses (6 hours - same as above)


M.T.A. Education Electives Courses (3 hours)


Students can take any approved graduate course from any discipline.

M.T.A. Subject Area Courses (15 hours)


Coursework will occur in either: art, English, biology, or mathematics (depending upon the undergraduate major of the student).

M.T.A. Subject Area Elective Courses (3 hours)


Students can take any approved graduate course from any discipline.

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