MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12)

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12) program focuses on the skills, methods, and knowledge needed to educate children and young adults. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12) program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in education. The program covers areas like educational psychology and teaching methods. Program coursework covers diversity, classroom management, research and more. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the history and philosophy of education.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12) program, you should hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12) program consists of a total of 40 credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Master of Arts in Teaching Requirements

  • Educational Psychology
  • Teaching Methods Through Differentiated Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Research on Effective Teaching
  • Secondary Student Assessment
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Secondary Classroom Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5 to 12) program, you could pursue career opportunities in schools and other organizations. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Education director
  • School Principal