Teaching - Nationwide, M.A.

Teaching - Nationwide, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Today's learners need knowledgeable and dedicated teachers. If you are interested in the field of education, and have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field of study or are working in another profession, Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching, noncertification track, can help you answer the call to teach. 


Although the program on its own will not lead to certification, we have established partnerships with state-approved alternative certification programs that could help you pursue certification in specific states. Those pursuing certification in specific partner states can do so via the Classroom Pathways Bundle. Students in Texas could also seek alternative certification through our alliance with the Education Career Alternatives Program (ECAP), which offers a state-approved route to teacher certification.

The program is designed to help career changers develop the professional competencies required of secondary educators (grades 5 through 12) and become well versed in academic content, application and theory, assessment, professional responsibilities, and professional relationships. The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices. While this program is not state-approved for licensure and does not include hands-on field experience, students who have successfully completed the program may be eligible to seek alternative certification in specific states. (Note: Completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track is not required in order to pursue a state alternative teacher certification program.)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Educational psychology
  • Teaching methods through differentiated instruction
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Reading in the content areas
  • Research on effective teaching
  • Secondary student assessment
  • Perspectives on diversity
  • Education and psychology of exceptional children
  • Educational leadership
  • History and philosophy of education
  • Secondary classroom management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To apply to Kaplan University’s graduate programs, you must:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Kaplan University Scholarships: You may qualify for one of our Kaplan University scholarships, which could reduce your tuition by as much as $500 per term.

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