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Master of Arts in Teaching - Iowa Certification

Kaplan University

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Description

The online Master of Arts in Teaching - Iowa Certification degree program from Kaplan University has been created for those who are looking to teach in Iowa, and who are in need of a degree program that will guide them in developing the broad knowledge that is needed for teaching children during their formative years of adolescence.

As a student in this online teaching degree, individuals will work to become proficient in both mentoring and coaching students, as well as imparting them with the well-rounded academic understanding that is needed for teaching grades K-12.

This online teaching degree program offers its students a unique combination of online education courses and practical teaching experience, which will aid them in:

  • Explore the reflective decision-maker model and other research-based theories of learning with an emphasis on student diversity
  • Evaluate current issues in educational psychology and philosophical viewpoints that can affect teaching priorities and strategies
  • Develop skills for effective teaching, including designing curricula, organizing and managing a classroom, building literacy, and assessing secondary student learning
  • Complete a methods course to develop teaching proficiency in one of the following content areas: math, science, English, foreign language, visual and performing arts, or social studies

This online teaching degree has been specifically created for those professionals who either living in the state of Iowa or in close enough proximity to be able to conduct weekly field experiences in an Iowa school, and who are in search of a program that will offer you the opportunity to work with professional mentors, supervisors, and colleagues as they refine their philosophy of education and develop a strong proficiency in teaching.

Graduates of this online degree in teaching degree program will be prepared with the necessary professional competencies that are required for teaching grades 5 through 12.

Prepare for Licensure

Licensing requirements for teaching grades 5 through 12 vary by state. In almost every state, you must pass a test to demonstrate your competency in basic skills, such as reading and writing, and in subject areas you wish to teach. Earning a master's degree from an accredited institution like Kaplan University could provide you with a background and practical experience required to meet nationally recognized standards and be eligible to receive state licensure.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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