RegisterSign In

Master of Arts in Teaching - Outside Iowa

Kaplan University



The online Master of Arts in Teaching - Outside Iowa degree from Kaplan University was created for those individuals who reside outside of the state of Iowa, and who are looking for a flexible option for earning their teaching degree from the comfort of their own home or office.

This is an ideal online teaching degree program for those individuals looking to gain the fundamental understanding of secondary teaching practices, but who may not wish to become certified teachers at this time.

Through a unique combination of online coursework and practical teaching experience, students will have an opportunity to work with a number of educational experts as they:

  • 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

Designed for individuals who would like to become certified teachers, but do not live in the state of Iowa, this online Teaching degree is an excellent option for those who are looking to develop their knowledge of the field of education.

This non-certifcation program offers its students a structured online course that will aid its students in building a solid understanding of teaching and does not include fieldwork or a student teaching/internship experience.

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 the background and practical experience that is required to meet nationally recognized standards and be eligible to receive state licensure.

This track is also designed for individuals who would like to become certified teachers, but do not live in the state of Iowa.

Accreditation Information

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

Similar degree programs