Master - Teaching: Athletic Coaching

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If you are interested in an education program that can help you improve your coaching skills or prepare you to become a leader in the area of school athletics, you may want to consider Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Athletic Coaching. Learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Athletic Coaching is designed to enhance the educational knowledge and teaching skills of those who have an alternative teacher certification and an undergraduate degree in an area other than education. The specialization courses help you develop a deeper understanding of coaching styles, strategies, and roles as well as help you understand current issues in coaching. You'll also take courses that cover the ethical and legal aspects of coaching and complete a research project during in the program's capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Athletic Coaching program, you must have already earned a bachelor's degree and have completed an approved teacher certification program. You may also have some coaching skills and strong communication and leadership skills.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 33 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching (which includes nine credits for the successful completion of the required alternative certification).

Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Athletic Coaching

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
MAT 5001 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
MAT 5002Planning and Presenting Instruction for Diverse Learners
MAT 5003Diversity, Inclusion and Exceptional Learners
MAT 5004Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
Specialization Courses
AC 5002Legal Aspects in Coaching
AC 5004Ethics in Sports
AC 5014 Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues
Capstone Course
MAT 5005 Capstone for Teachers

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Athletic Coaching program, you could be ready to seek positions in the athletic departments of elementary or secondary schools. Some of your responsibilities could include coaching players, managing department staff, or overseeing the design and implementation of sports programs. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Head Coach
  • Academic Sports Director
  • Recreational Sports Manager
  • Athletic Trainer