Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) - Curriculum and Instruction
Nova Southeastern University

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Program Information

The 30-credit hour MATL curriculum starts with an exploration of active learning and classroom management strategies for today's interactive classroom:

  • Strategies for teaching, assessing, and integrating your area of specialization across the curriculum
  • An action research project focused on your classroom challenges
  • Development of a professional portfolio that demonstrates your growth as a teacher

The curriculum is delivered in less than a year, over 5 eight-week blocks in a sequential format that helps you build upon a framework from one block to the next.

Curriculum & Instruction Specialization
Block 1: Classroom & Instructional Management
Block 2: Action Research in Practice
Block 3: Cognitive Curricula
Block 4: Instructional Models & Technology
Block 5: Instruction & Assessment for Diverse Classrooms

A Teacher-Friendly Master's
NSU's online Master's in Teaching is designed to help practicing teachers balance work, family and a master's education.

  • Entirely online to fit your schedule - no face-to-face meetings required
  • No exams - assignments are application-oriented and focused on your classroom
  • Five starts each year - January, March, May, August and  October - with time off during the year (different depending on the term you start) to enjoy vacations and personal time.

Please note that you must be a licensed practicing teacher with a valid teaching certificate in order to request information and be accepted into the NSU MATL program.

AccreditationNova Southeastern University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
RequirementsMust hold an accredited bachelor's degree, have a valid teaching license and be a currently practicing teacher.
On Campus RequirementNone
Education LevelMaster
Credits Required30
Credits to Complete30
Course Length40