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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580


The Masters of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education serves individuals who have never held a teaching certificate or license. It requires full-time study beginning in the summer and continuing through the academic year.

Secondary Education consists of eighteen concentrations: Art, Chemistry, Chemistry/Physics, Dance, Earth Science, English/Language Arts, French, German, Health, Integrated Science, Latin, Life Science, Life Science-Chemistry, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies and Spanish.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), GRE, two letters of recommendation, resume, 1000-word essay, supplemental form, content evaluation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form and interview.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree requires a minimum of 44 semester hours of credit, of which at least 39 must be at the graduate level, and includes a school-based internship. For students who have an appropriate undergraduate background in the subject matter content, the program is designed to be completed in one summer and the following academic year.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:


  1. Implement current learning theories in the classroom.
  2. Demonstrate continued professional development.
  3. Understand the scope and sequence of the 7-12 curriculum in their content area.
  4. Use reflection on teaching as a tool for improving teaching and student learning.
  5. Incorporate the appropriate use of technology in classroom lessons to increase student learning.
  6. Demonstrate how schools work and how support staff, parents, and the community can be utilized to foster and improve their future students' success.
  7. Recognize the importance of planning that incorporate national and state standards for their content area.
  8. Develop and refine skills in planning, assessment, and classroom management that maximize learning for all students.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 

Culminating Requirements