This degree requires 41 graduate-level credits be completed for the teacher licensure and master's degree. An internship in student teaching is also required. The program is designed in a cohort-based format to ensure these requirements are met.
Summer (Phase I)
Fall (Phase II)
Spring (Phase III)
The Learning Experience
Classes are taught in school classroom settings to provide maximum time in real classrooms with real educational experiences.
This program is an intensive 12-month cohort model that places you in local schools where you learn from master teachers and university faculty. This cutting-edge Professional Development School model provides you with the experience and skill set that will serve you well in your future role as a teacher. This model fosters the development of strong pedagogical skills, as well as a deep understanding of effective theories of learning. Due to the nature of the Professional Development School model, this program requires on-site attendance, with one course offered in an online format.
You start the program in June with a summer session that runs Monday through Friday for three weeks at local schools. In August, your cohort meets for two full days per week as you and your fellow students participate in practicum experiences and complete licensure courses. In January, you complete your student teaching experience, which requires a full-time commitment Monday through Friday.