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Laramie, WY 82071
The Master of Arts degree in Education is offered in two options:
The Master of Arts degree in Education consists of a set of core courses and one of three emphases: Certificates/Endorsements, Content Studies, or Curriculum Studies. All students are required to complete the core courses and one of the three emphases. Specific courses are outlined below.
View the M.A. Degree Program Overview and Application Instructions packet for forms and details.
This specialization is intended for those practicing teachers who are pursuing the “highly qualified” status. Coursework will primarily be taken in students’ content areas (e.g., History, English, etc. 4000 and 5000 level courses).
This specialization is intended for those who are interested in focusing on issues of curriculum and instruction.
TOTAL: 32 minimum semester hours
The Certificates/Endorsements emphasis allows practicing teachers to take coursework toward eligibility for certificates/endorsement in Literacy, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, or Teachers of American Indian Children through the state of Wyoming’s Professional Teaching Standards Board. These endorsements are only available to teachers who hold valid teaching certification in the state of Wyoming.
The Content Studies emphasis is designed to allow practicing teachers to pursue further education in a particular content area – such as history, English, math, etc. -- through 4000 and 5000-level courses in those content areas. This coursework may be helpful particularly in the case of practicing teachers who are pursuing “highly qualified” status in a content area. Please note that this option is based on availability of graduate courses in other departments that the student may be interested. There is no guarantee of outreach course availability.
The Curriculum Studies emphasis is designed for practicing educators who are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise related to curriculum and instruction.
Another strand, focusing on Teacher Leadership, is available through the Department of Educational Leadership: http://www.uwyo.edu/edleadership/
Visit our Course Schedule page to view projected MA core and emphasis course offerings