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Teaching, Learning and Advocacy

Master of Education

(33 Credit Hours)

Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy

The MTLA degree program prepares educators and leaders who have a deep understanding of the needs of diverse children and youth as well as knowledge of how the school, family, community and societal context shape students’ engagement in learning and life.

This rigorous, integrated program is focused on the development of your expertise as a change agent and advocate for students. Courses emphasize the development of the following skills: self-reflection, the ability to conduct and interpret research, policy analysis and knowledge of the ways that learning theories are applied to improve educational practices – especially for at-risk populations.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE or PRAXIS scores
  • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in the education major or minor
  • Initial teacher certification • Applicant essay

2013-14 Tuition

in-state: $469 per credit hour
out-of-state: $1,244 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer:April 1

Contact Information

Christine Finnan
Program Director
843.953.4826

Additional Information