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Grand Canyon University's online Master of Arts in Teaching degree is an ideal program for those individuals who are looking to gain the knowledge and the skills that are needed for applying concepts, theories, and research into the classroom.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Teacher Leadership is designed for certified elementary and secondary teachers interested in advanced studies in education.

Throughout the course of this online master of arts teaching degree program, students will partake in a number of courses that will introduce them to topics, such as:

  • The Engaged Mind
  • Classroom Engagement and Management
  • Current Classroom Methods and Strategies
  • Educational Action Research
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Data-Informed Decision Making for School Improvement
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Collegial Coaching

Coursework in this program may assist in a teacher's quest for National Board Certification, but does not guarantee that certification.

The format and courses of this regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of adult learners and to maximize strengths that students already possess. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within each course guide students through observational and practice-based experiences.

Students must have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments. Graduates of this program are prepared to become informed educators who meet the needs of schools and student populations.

Accreditation Information

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

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