Master of Arts (M.A.)

Education with Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration

Hybrid 30 major credits * 1 1/2 years

Reduced Tuition


*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid format combines personal experience with convenience of online learning

2 year completion time, including breaks

Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning

Workload designed for full time professional educators

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 Master of Arts in Education with Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration program follows a cohort instructional model with a hybrid delivery structure. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online classes determined by course content. This program includes face-to-face sessions that take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Online sessions may require meeting virtually during this scheduled class time. The duration of the program is approximately two years.


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

CourseTitle  Hours
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
EDUC 563
Visual Arts for Educators
EDUC 513
Curricular Applications for Multiple Intelligences Theory (USJ Campus)
EDUC 568
Creativity, Writing, and Nature
EDUC 562Music for Educators  
EDUC 515Educational Research  3
EDUC 511Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives  
EDUC 564Art Museum for Teachers (USJ Campus)  
EDUC 566Theatre Education (USJ Campus)  3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

**Summer course included

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2023

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