Dear Prospective Master Student:
Returning to a university as a graduate student is an important decision that reflects commitment to the serious, responsible work of being an educator in today’s world. The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education (TLTE) values your experiences and respects the choice you are making. TLTE invests in enabling educators from K-16 settings and educators working in community settings to build on existing experience, achieve a broad and deep understanding of educational practice, develop a professional identity, and engage in informed conversations about important teaching/ learning issues and considerations. TLTE offers a variety of courses and programs of study leading to a Master of Education degree or a Master of Arts degree. These can be designed to meet your unique goals and interests. All programs draw from a wide range of courses offered by the graduate faculty within the department as well as courses offered in other departments across the College and University.
If you are interested in earning teacher certification at the elementary level in combination with a master degree, a 14 month full time program (MAet) is available. For more information click here. If instead you see yourself teaching at the middle school or high school level with a specialization in science or mathematics, read about our newest 14 month full time programs where you can qualify for teacher certification and earn a Master of Arts degree. Click here for information about our MAst and MAmt. A limited number of fellowships are available with these two programs.
As a master student you will have the opportunity to develop an area of emphasis. These Areas of Emphasis represent faculty expertise and include a) Curriculum, Teaching & Professional Development, b) Education Policy, Practice, & Analysis, c) Literacy, Language, & Culture, d) School, Society, & Reform, and e)Teaching and Learning with Technologies. I encourage you to examine these links for faculty interests, courses, and research associated with each emphasis area. Each master student is assigned a faculty mentor, and in conversation with the faculty mentor, an individualized program of study is developed. I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our programs. Please contact me if you have questions.
Associate Professor & Graduate Chair (TLTE)
216A E Henzlik Hall
Contact Shari Daehling, TLTE Graduate Support Secretary, for general information regarding any of TLTE’s graduate degrees and application questions:
118 Henzlik Hall