Program Highlights & Benefits
Earn your Master’s degree while working toward your K-6 initial teaching license
Approximately a 2 ½ year completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or Admissions tests
No weekend classes
What You Learn
The Master of Arts in Education in Teaching provides an initial teaching license for K-6 grade levels.
How You Learn
This program is an accelerated 2 ½ year cohort program. In general, you will meet online one night a week from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 7 weeks. An online format does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly 90 minute synchronous audio/visual chat is required.
At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and a K-6 licensure.
Licensure Disclosure Statement:
Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program. Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here.
Your bachelor’s degree must be earned from an accredited institution and your cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 3.0. Please note: You must pass a series of MTLE tests to obtain the K-6 licensure.
|ED 535*||Introduction to Teaching Children||3|
|ED 514*||Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Schools||3|
|ED 549*||Effective Teaching||3|
|ED 552*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Health and Movement Education||3|
|ED 551*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Science||3|
|ED 553*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Social Studies||3|
|ED 548*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Literacy||3|
|ED 550*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Mathematics||3|
|ED 555*||Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Art and Music||3|
|ED 537*||Inclusion in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|ED 560*||Clinical Experience and Professional Foundations||6|
|ED 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||42|
Candidates may earn an initial license or add the K-6 license to an existing license. Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the K-6 license only. Additional fees associated with MTLE exam may be incurred. Please visit http://education.state.mn.us for more details.