Teach and change lives - starting with your own
Alverno's co-educational Master of Arts in Education program is in an every-other-weekend timeframe (classes meet either Friday night, Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon). The program is designed to provide a unique, assessment-based learning experience in the liberal arts tradition, with programs in general and special education. Within that context, the Licensure to Master’s Specialization was created to answer a growing need for qualified, dedicated, experienced professional teachers in the classrooms of our communities. The “every other weekend” timeframe means current professionals, or those with other commitments, have the freedom and flexibility to become licensed teachers in as little as 21 months and then earn a Master of Arts degree by completing nine additional credits.
This program was created with the same exacting standards of our critically acclaimed and award-winning, ability-based curriculum. Building upon the core knowledge gained from an undergraduate degree program, you are provided with a practical, hands-on approach to a new career in teaching.
Students in the program complete 4 field placements for a total of 100 hours prior to student teaching, and a minimum of 720 student teaching hours: full-time (40 hours a week) over 18 weeks.
Application to the program requires the following:
Alverno College has built an international reputation for individualized, personal attention in the classroom; therefore, a maximum of 25 candidates may start the program each fall.
To see course descriptions and program sequence click here. This overview will let you know the number of credits required along with the required classes.
For more information on the General Education LTM and Special Education LTM, call Katie Kipp, Graduate Admission Office, at 414-382-6045, or e-mail Katie Kipp.