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Our Master of Arts in Teaching Online Program and Why Graduates Continue to Choose Marygrove College

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Dec 12, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Master of Arts in Teaching Online ProgramIf you Google “Master of Arts in Teaching Online programs,” you’ll find that there are plenty of colleges and universities to choose from.

Yet out of all the institutions offering Master in the Art of Teaching degrees, Marygrove College continues to distinguish itself.

So why have over 28,000 master teachers earned degrees from our Master of Arts in Teaching Online Program since 1990?

We have been leaders in teacher education since 1905
We are proud of the fact that Marygrove was one of the first colleges to offer the convenience and flexibility of a Masters of Art in Teaching Online degree; we’re also proud to say that we were at forefront of the online education movement that began in the 1990s.

But we’re also proud of the fact that that our institution has a rich history and a reputation that began over a hundred years ago, right here in the city of Detroit.

At Marygrove College, we do not ask our students to choose convenience over reputation.

We do not require applicants to take the GRE test
The GRE is a standardized test taken by most students who are applying for admission (or a fellowship) to study at the graduate level. It’s only offered three times a year, it takes several hours to complete, requires extensive preparation time, is stress-inducing for most students, and costs test takers $160!

Taking all of that into consideration, we’re fairly certain that you’ll be happy to know that Marygrove’s Master of Arts in Teaching Online Program does not require applicants to take the GRE test!

We do not require graduates to write a master’s thesis
Writing a thesis is an easy task for some (a few is probably more accurate). These students have known what they wanted to study from the time they entered graduate school, and perhaps even before, but for the majority of students, selecting and then writing a master’s thesis is one of the most intimidating and challenging tasks they face in their MAT degree.  

So what’s the good news? Unlike most Master of Arts in Teaching Online Programs, Marygrove’s does not require graduates to write a master’s thesis.

In lieu of the master’s thesis, students will complete a Capstone Project which documents their growth throughout the program. The Capstone Project includes entries such as: a video and analysis of the student's teaching, an action research project, and a final compilation of assignments from the courses; samples of your students' work completed in your classroom; and reflection/journal entries.

Our reputation speaks for itself
We could tell you lots more about our Master of Arts in Teaching Online program, but we think it might be more beneficial for you to hear—and see—what our graduates have to say about our program.

Online Masters in Mathematics Education

To learn more about our Master in the Art of Teaching online program, click here. Or download our Program Brochure for an in-depth look at courses and specialties.

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