Earn your MAE with Teacher Education focus through MPath, Marian’s engaging, flexible online education platform.

The Program

Marian University’s online graduate program is designed to match quality instruction with convenience and personal support, making it easier than ever for you to earn a high-quality graduate degree.

Earn your Master of Arts in Education – Teacher Education focus through MPath, Marian’s engaging online education platform. With MPath, Marian has transformed the way adult learners like you acquire new concepts and skills.

You’ll move efficiently through your teacher education program with clear and measurable competencies. Other benefits include:

  • Visually track your progress as you master new subject matter. 
  • Engage in personalized learning experiences facilitated by faculty and tailored to your needs. 
  • Individualize your online program communication feed based on your preferences. 
  • Actively communicate with faculty and peers each step of the way to create your own professional network.  
  • Apply your learning through field experiences. 

As an MAE student at Marian University, you’ll have the ability to earn a high-quality advanced degree with the convenience and efficiency of our unique self-paced program.   

With MPath, Marian’s distinctive online learning platform, you’ll master new skills at your own pace. Take 1.0 to 3.0 credits at a time based on your family and work commitments. Marian University is ready for you now. Enroll for any of our 12 start dates each year. 

Education needs leaders like you. Begin today with Marian’s Teacher Education Program.

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MPath Online Program Schedule: Flexible Program

The online Master of Arts in Education, focus Teacher Education (with license), is designed for professionals who are dedicated to furthering their education with the convenience of a program custom-made to fit their lives. The Flexible Program provides 12 convenient start dates, more than 20 classes to choose from every four weeks and the ability to set your pace and customize your own completion plan. 

As a Marian MPath student you’ll have the chance to move through the Flexible Program with a clear path ahead to your MAE and the start of a new career in education. Comprehensive distance learning support and a robust, interactive learning experience round out your education on your way to success. Marian recognizes where you’ve come from and what you need to move forward into the future you are envisioning. 

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Curriculum

At Marian, we aim to develop leaders who make a positive impact in the field of education. Our teacher education program is crafted for professionals like you who have earned a bachelor’s degree and want to become teachers in grades 1-8. As a student in the program, you’ll integrate content, pedagogy and professional studies through dynamic classroom and applied learning experiences. When you complete the program, you’ll be qualified for the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence license through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 

35 credits:

An overview of effective teacher characteristics and their application in today’s classrooms, introducing students to the impact of multiculturalism, history, and philosophy of education of American Education through the examination of principles, policies, and current trends.

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An overview of effective teacher characteristics and their application in today’s classrooms, introducing students to important theoretical developments related to teaching and learning, child development, behavior management, and cognition.

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Develops foundational skills for clinical practice such as instructional context, lesson planning, and interactive instructional strategies.

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Develops foundational skills for clinical practice such as differentiation, assessment, integrating technology, and reflective practice.

A survey of the historical background of special education in the U.S., as well as local, state, and national legislation. Students will explore federal definitions of a variety of disabilities, as well as socio-cultural issues to develop learning strategies for inclusivity. This course includes a 10 hour field experience.

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An examination of the five main principles that form the legal underpinnings of special education law; namely, free appropriate public education, least restrictive environment, parent and student participation, individualized education program, and due process protections.

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Students will evaluate the impact of inclusive education and the relationship of collaborative and co-teaching practices for exceptional learners.

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A survey of early reading and writing instructional strategies in word recognition, including phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension. A variety of genres will be introduced, such as poetry, drama, song, informational text, and fiction.

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Theoretical and practical aspects of learning how to teach and assess reading in the primary grade classrooms are introduced. Spelling and handwriting, as they relate to the development stages of students, are elements of this course. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

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Strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary and word study, and comprehension are examined to enable learners to become independent and competent readers and writers. Emphasis is placed on a developmental, balanced approach to teaching literacy.

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Students apply strategies for teaching literacy, with additional focus on reading and writing connections. Assessment and evaluation will be practiced as a means to inform instruction.

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Provides students with knowledge of methodologies recommended for the effective teaching of mathematics curriculum. Students review mathematics theory and content necessary for teaching, elementary and middle school levels; and evaluate supplementary teaching resources.

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Students apply methods of teaching mathematics in authentic learning environment. Instructional strategies for the integration of critical thinking, problem solving, and technology are explored. Students employ methods of assessment of student learning and engage in reflective practice. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

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This course develops professional expertise in the design and evaluation of science curriculum and instruction, including the health sciences, and in the assessment of student learning of this content. Theory, methods, and models specific to the fields of science and health education are used to evaluate curriculum and select standards-based learning targets, design inquiry-based instruction, and plan for the assessment of student learning.

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Students apply methods of teaching science and health in authentic learning environment. Instructional strategies for the integration of critical thinking, problem solving, and technology are explored. Students employ methods of assessment of student learning and engage in reflective practice. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

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Various approaches and strategies for the planning of social studies curriculum and instruction are explored. The socio-cultural, political, and democratic principles of equality and justice will also be emphasized, along with the current global and environmental issues.

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Strategies for the planning of language arts curriculum and instruction are examined and developed. Emphasis is placed on the planned integration of general education content, such as social studies, with language arts skills. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

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Students plan instruction for social studies and humanities, using a variety of approaches, with a focus placed on designing engaged learning activities using art, music and drama.

Students examine the instructional cycle and apply concepts and strategies of planning for instruction, including design of instructional approach, assessments for student learning, and the incorporation of literacy and technology strategies. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

Students examine the instructional cycle and apply concepts and strategies of instructional delivery, including the application of formative assessment and engagement in reflective practice. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

Students examine the instructional cycle and apply concepts and strategies of assessment of student learning, including the reflection on and analysis of assessment data to inform subsequent instruction and student progress. This course includes a 20 hour field experience.

A supervised classroom teaching experience that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research related to licensure grade level.  The seminar is designed to allow the student to reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues.

International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE Standards for Educators
ISTE-A Standards

Wisconsin Teacher Standards
WI Admin Standards

State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Program Content Guidelines

Teacher Education Department Mission
The mission of Graduate Level Teacher Education Program (TCH) is to prepare candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree for the teaching profession by providing candidates with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assist them to develop the pedagogical, content, and technological skills necessary to function effectively as a teacher in the areas of elementary and middle school education.

Program Learning Outcomes
After completion of this program, candidates will demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the teaching standards, including the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a professional teacher.
  2. Academic competence in a broad base of general education and in a major appropriate for the licensure being sought and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of effective teaching methods and materials (including technology) which utilize skills that effectively apply content knowledge and knowledge of children and adolescents to the learning environment.
  3. The ability to design instruction effectively using a variety of instructional strategies and adapting instruction to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills for all students. Candidates also reflect on the instructional process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  4. An understanding and an ability to design, assess, and evaluate (both formal and informal) assessments for student learning and reflect on the assessment process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  5. An understanding of a diverse student population and apply appropriate instructional strategies and assessments that acknowledge sensitivity to students’ diverse learning needs.

The Education Programs offered by the Marian University School of Education are approved by the:

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Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Admission to the Program

  1. Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 of 4.00 upon completion baccalaureate degree.
  2. The student will meet one of the following criteria:

a) Reported passing scores on all components of the Praxis Core Test

Scores

Reading 156
Writing 162
Mathematics 150

b) ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1030 (These scores must be less than 10 years old.)

c) Score of “Sufficient” or higher of all sections listed below of the Next-Generation Accuplacer Exam:

i) Writing 250
ii) Reading 250
iii) Arithmetic 276
iv) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 250

  1. Proficiency in Oral Communication course (grade of “C” or better). [This course will be used in GPA calculation for Demonstration of Content Knowledge: Oral Communication.]
  1. Proficiency in College English (writing) course (grade of “C” or better) [This course will be used in GPA calculation for Demonstration of Content Knowledge: Written Communication. Literature courses will not be used to fulfill this requirement unless it is indicated on the student’s transcript that the course was “writing intensive”.]

Progression Requirements

  1. The student must meet one of the following:

a) A passing score on the standardized test(s) approved by the state superintendent related to the declared program that will result in licensure

b) A 3.0 GPA or higher in the content area to be licensed, based on a transcript review of undergraduate degree and required content-related methods courses.

For those teacher candidates who opt to use the Content Area GPA in lieu of the Praxis II score, a transcript review will be conducted by the Director of Teacher Education and Licensure Officer upon application for Clinical Practice to verify required GPA.

**Must be completed prior to student teaching TCH 665**

  1. A passing score on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (Pearson)

**Must be completed prior to student teaching TCH 665**

    1. EdTPA Portfolio

 

 

Philip Johnson M.S.
Instructor
920.923.8752
prjohnson91@marianuniversity.edu

Polly Manske, M.S.
Assistant Professor
920.923.7151
pkmanske52@marianuniversity.edu

Sr. Cyndi Nienhaus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
920.923.6712
canienhaus06@marianuniversity.edu

Dr. Kimiko Ott
Chair, Education Department
920.923.7146
kaott37@marianuniversity.edu

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Dr. Kimiko Ott
Chair, Education Department
920.923.7146
kaott37@marianuniversity.edu

Office of Adult and Online Studies
920.923.8726
adult_online@marianuniversity.edu

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