Master of Arts in Teaching
Many professionals realize after college that their true calling is teaching. For those who hold degrees in areas outside of education, the Master of Arts in Teaching is the key to entering the career you want and obtaining the teaching certification you need. Fontbonne has a long history of educational excellence, and our program is well respected for its comprehensive approach.
Master of Arts in Teaching Program Highlights
- This program is approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Our program is structured to provide the knowledge, technical skill and confidence needed to become a self-directed, lifelong learner who can offer critical, reflective and creative energy to students, colleagues and schools.
- Fontbonne’s Center for Teacher and Therapist Education provides a collaborative setting for training professionals certified in education, special education, deaf education and speech-language pathology and serves as a unique model for the preparation of a new generation of teachers.
- Format: daytime course offering
In appreciation of the services offered to our community by educators at all levels, Fontbonne University offers a 15 percent discount to qualified individuals enrolled in graduate coursework.
Qualified educators include those who work at least half-time in a nursery school, a pre-K through 12 school system or post-secondary institution.
A discount application form is available from the Fontbonne admission representative or program director with whom you are working. The form must be completed each semester or enrollment term to receive the discount.
Available initial teacher certification for post-baccalaureates:
- Art (K-12)
- Elementary education (grades 1–6)
- Middle school education (grades 5–9)
- Secondary education (grades 9–12): Biology
- Secondary education (grades 9–12): English
- Secondary education (grades 9–12): Math
- Secondary education (grades 9–12): Social Science
- Secondary education (grades 9–12): Speech and Theatre
- Special education (K–12 cross categorical)
- Special education – Paraprofessional PathwaysSM
Students must successfully complete 33 – 36 semester hours of graduate credit for this master’s degree. Depending on the area of certification, additional coursework will be required.
- EDU 500 Behavior Management Techniques
- EDU 568 Exploration of Learner Diversity
- EDU 569 Critical Skills in the Teaching Profession with Field Experience
- EDU 572 Exploration of Learner Diversity
- EDU 575 Content Planning, Delivery and Assessment
Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admission and Professional Studies: 314-863-2220 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. – noon