Master of Arts (M.A.)

Education with Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration

In-Person 30 major credits * 1.5 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p

1.5 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Education, Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration focuses on the application of multiple intelligences theory and the arts in traditional and inclusive classrooms as a means to engage students. Candidates will learn to differentiate instruction and assessments through the lens of multiple intelligences theory and application of the arts. Candidates will develop rudimentary knowledge and abilities in the arts as a platform for developing strategies which will engage students of various learning styles and abilities across grades and content areas. Candidates will develop the ability to use multiple intelligences theory as a process to observe children and to use that data to differentiate instruction and assessment. The summer course is taught collaboratively by staff from a prestigious arts organization and faculty. It culminates in a theatrical experience.

Program Design

The M.A. in Education, Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration program follows a cohort model in which candidates meet one night a week from 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. There is a 6 credit hour, 2 ½ week summer course which meets from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, except for night of the final production. EDUC 564: Art Museum Education for Teachers may also be held on campus in the art gallery. The duration of the program is approximately 18 months of coursework followed by the comprehensive examination. 


Candidates in the M.A. in Education – Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, current teaching certification, one year of full time, contracted, licensed teaching experience and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Multiple Intelligences. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

CourseTitleStart WeekEnd WeekHours
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
Aug. 26, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
EDUC 563
Visual Arts for Educators
Oct. 21, 2019
Dec. 9, 2019
EDUC 568
Creativity, Writing and Nature
Jan. 6, 2020
Feb. 24, 2020
EDUC 562
Music for Educators
Mar. 2, 2020
Apr. 27, 2020
EDUC 515
Educational Research
May 4, 2020
Jun. 22, 2020
EDUC 513
Curricular Applications of Multiple Intelligences Theory (Completed on University of Saint Joseph Campus in West Hartford daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Jun. 29, 2020
Jul. 18, 2019
EDUC 511
Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Aug. 31, 2020
Oct. 19, 2020
EDUC 564
Art Museum Education for Teachers (on USJ Campus)
Oct. 26, 2020
Dec. 14, 2020
EDUC 566
Theatre Education (on USJ Campus)
Jan. 4, 2021
Feb. 22, 2021
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date: March 2020