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Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
If you want to teach but your bachelor’s degree or current job is in another field, our coursework prepares you to make the transition by providing a solid foundation in teaching methods for beginning teachers.


This Iowa teacher certification program is taught by faculty who are active professionals in the education field and is based on national professional standards for beginning teachers. You will:

  • Explore the reflective decision-maker model and other research-based theories of learning with an emphasis on student diversity
  • Evaluate current issues in educational psychology and philosophical viewpoints that can affect teaching priorities and strategies
  • Develop skills for effective teaching, including designing curricula, organizing and managing a classroom, building literacy, and assessing secondary student learning

Real-World Teaching Experience

If you enroll in the Iowa teaching certification track, you will complete a 100-hour fieldwork practicum and a 14-week full-time teaching experience at the end of the program. Student teachers will progress from observing classroom dynamics to leading small-group instruction to assuming full responsibility for the classroom. All teaching experiences must be completed at an Iowa school.

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of kindergarten, elementary, and high school teachers will grow through 2026.† Purdue Global's Master of Arts in Teaching—Iowa Certification track is designed to help qualify you to work as an Iowa teacher in public secondary schools (grades 5 through 12).

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

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Intensity 20 hrs/week
                • Duration description
                  20–25 Hours per Week
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode

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              General Requirements

              To apply to Purdue Global’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.

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

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

                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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