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Master of Education in Teaching

The Master of Education in Teaching program encourages teachers to grow as professionals, to remain life long learners, and to enrich their own lives and the lives of their students and the community by increasing their knowledge and skills through reflective practice. The program fosters professional integrity and encourages the mutual respect of learning communities.

The national first time pass rate for National Board for Professional Teaching Stands certification averages 48 percent. St. Ambrose Master of Education in Teaching program graduates have earned a first time pass rate of more than 61 percent. In fact, 67 percent of our graduates who attempt the National Board process pass, joining an elite group of less than 3 percent of teachers nationwide who are NBCTs.

Program Overview
The Master of Education in Teaching program is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and dispositions of licensed teachers through the delivery of a standards-based curriculum that focuses on professional teaching outcomes as identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Program Goals
The goals of the St. Ambrose Master of Education in Teaching program are based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

A teacher will:

  • Demonstrate ability to enhance academic performance
    and support for implementation of the school district
    achievement goals.
  • Demonstrate competence in content knowledge appropriate
    to teaching position.
  • Demonstrate competence in planning and preparing for
    instruction.
  • Use strategies to deliver instruction that meets the multiple
    learning needs of students.
  • Use a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
  • Demonstrate competence in classroom management.
  • Engage in professional growth.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities established by the
    school district.
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