Master - Teaching: Sport & Athletic Management

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When you enroll in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management, you will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in athletic administration for K-12 schools. Read on if you're interested in learning more about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management is designed to teach you about athletic event planning, athletic administration in K-12 schools, and sports ethics. General education topics covered in the curriculum include technology used in the contemporary classroom, strategies for teaching diverse learners, and planning curriculum for different types of learning groups, including English language learners, gifted students, and learners with disabilities. In addition, specific topics covered within the specialization courses include common ethical and moral dilemmas in interscholastic sports settings, the impact of sports on society, and the leadership and decision-making responsibilities of a school athletic administrator.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management program, you must have already earned a bachelor's degree and have completed an approved teacher certification program. You should also have some athletics knowledge 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 Sport and Athletic Management (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 Sport and Athletic Management

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
SM 5000 Leadership and Administration of Athletic Programs
SM 5004Ethics in Sports
SM 5012Issues in Athletic Administration
Capstone Course
MAT 5005 Capstone for Teachers

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have finished the Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management program at Northcentral University, you could be ready to advance your current teaching or coaching career or to apply jobs in the sports administration field within K-12 schools. Some possible job titles may include:

  • School athletic director
  • K-12 athletic coach
  • Sports facilities manager
  • Athletic event coordinator