Overview of Graduate Programs

  • Academics – Environment of academic rigor and high achievement
  • Faculty – Nationally-recognized faculty experts in each content area
  • Research - Plan, conduct, and report an original study on teaching
  • Field Work – Observation, tutoring, and internship with master teachers in local public schools
  • Technology – Learn to integrate technology into teaching
  • Colleagues – Cohort groups of 25-30 like-minded future teachers
  • Financial Aid – Eligible for generous financial support, including full scholarships

All programs are fully accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Two master’s degree programs are offered for teacher education candidates with differing backgrounds. Both lead to the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree. English, Mathematics, Sarah Neggers, Leslie Parker, and Mary Beth White on the quad in   front of Wait Chapel.Science, and Social Studies are grades 9-12, and Foreign Languages are grades K-12.

The Master Teacher Fellows (MTF) Program is a MAT-type program intended for students who have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent coursework) in one of our content areas and who seek Teacher Licensure and a Master’s degree. The following content areas are offered English, Foreign Languages (French or Spanish, K-12), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and Social Studies. During an intense thirteen-month period of study and field experience, Fellows engage in graduate course work in the discipline, rotate through four Master Teachers’ classrooms, take part in intensive pedagogical courses, and teach in a local school under the guidance of one of the Master Teachers. See MTF Curriculum (PDF).

Funding for mathematics and science students through the NSF Noyce scholarship program is available.   Further information about this WINS program is available at  http://www.wfu.edu/education/WINS/.

The Master Teacher Associates (MTA) Program is a program intended for licensed and experienced teachers who seek additional study in professional education. The following content areas are offered English, Foreign Languages (French or Spanish, K-12), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and Social Studies. This program is also thirteen months and it includes coursework and other requirements to foster extension of the candidate’s development in content, pedagogy, and leadership. See MTA Curriculum (PDF).

Further details about the Secondary Education Program can be found in the 2013-2014 Secondary Education Handbook.

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