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As America's leadership in science, technology, and business faces global competition, improving our education system is paramount. There's a projected demand for teachers with the background and experience to inspire students and prepare them to compete on the world stage.*
If you're looking to change career paths and become a teacher, Kaplan University's Master of Arts in Teaching’s Iowa certification and noncertification tracks let you pursue your passion to teach online, without disrupting your current responsibilities at home, work, or in the military.
We offer a pathway to certification through the Iowa certification track and alternative pathways to certification through our alliances with the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (American Board) and the Education Career Alternatives Program (ECAP).
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School of Education faculty members all possess doctorate degrees and help ensure that the curriculum is relevant and up-to-date. We are also one of the first institutions-and the first online participant-committed to Operation Educate the Educators, which encourages educators to develop school cultures that are supportive of military families.
Each state or territory has unique requirements for becoming a teacher; all require aspiring teachers to:
Most states also require student teaching experience or some type of face-to-face field experience in the classroom.
These requirements are generally standard across states; however, some states may have additional or unique requirements. You must independently research the licensing requirements in any state in which you intend to seek licensure.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Iowa Certification Track
Our Master of Arts in Teaching's Iowa certification track is for students who live in Iowa or in close enough proximity to conduct weekly field experiences at an Iowa school. After students successfully complete the Iowa certification track, they will be recommended for Iowa licensure.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Noncertification Track
The noncertification track is designed to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices. Thanks to alliances with two alternative teacher certification programs―American Board and ECAP―upon completion of the program you may be eligible to seek alternative certification in 11 states: Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. While this track will not lead to teacher certification on its own and is not required to pursue a state alternative certification program, it complements the American Board and ECAP programs by developing your competencies in secondary education at the master's level.
If you're interested in teaching outside of the 11 states listed above or Iowa, you must independently research and pursue certification in your state. On its own, the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track will not lead to certification nor will it assist you in becoming a teacher in those states.
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Education-Training-and-Library/Kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm; Middle School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/middle-school-teachers.htm; High School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Some states require teacher education programs to be accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Kaplan University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program is not NCATE or CAEP-accredited, nor is it state approved for teacher certification or endorsements of any kind. Accordingly, you should determine whether graduation from a NCATE or CAEP-accredited program is required in the state in which you intend to seek licensure.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program and curriculum are designed to provide candidates with the background and practical experience that meet nationally recognized standards for such a degree. However, individual state licensing requirements vary and are subject to change. Thus, the University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific licensing requirements for any individual state. Candidates enrolled in the noncertification track who are interested in state certification must independently research the licensing requirements in any states in which they intend to seek licensure.
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