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Part I: Before Choosing an Online Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Ask Yourself…

Posted by Marygrove MAT on May 14, 2015 1:41:00 PM

Master of Arts in TeachingThere are plenty of colleges and universities offering Master of Arts in Teaching online programs—but before you commit yourself to the time-consuming application process, you may want to take a step back and ask yourself the following questions. This is part I of an ongoing series, so stay tuned.

Is this Online Masters of Arts in Teaching Program Accredited?
Never underestimate the importance of accreditation. While earning your degree from an accredited Masters of Art in Teaching program does not necessarily guarantee that you will find that pie-in-the-sky teaching gig, it will certainly help get you there. Accreditation means that a college or university meets an established set of educational standards. It speaks volumes about the quality of the institution and the programs it offers students. As a result, a degree from an accredited institution will be more valued by current and prospective employers.

If you are considering Marygrove College’s MAT program, you should know that we are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Is this Online Masters of Arts in Teaching Program Backed by Brick and Mortar?
“Diploma Mill” is a pejorative term for cyber companies parading as legitimate online colleges or universities. These sorts of institutions usually offer unaccredited degrees for a fee.

Always do your homework. Investigate the history of the institution. How long has the college or university been educating teachers? Can you visit the campus? Do you know the credentials of the institution’s professors?

If you are considering Marygrove’s online Master of Arts in Teaching program, we want you to know a few things about us:

  • We have a rich history that began with our founding in 1905 by our sponsors, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  • You can visit our campus in Detroit, meet our professors, and speak to our students.
  • We were one of the first colleges to offer the convenience and flexibility of a Masters of Art in Teaching Online degree and were at forefront of the online education movement that began in the 1990s.
  • Our classes are taught by professors—not graduate students or instructors who would rather research than teach.

If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, check out Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of Teaching online degree!

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