Academic Program Proposal

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Academic
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MHEC Final
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Goucher College
Proposal
Master of ArtsTeaching (Substantial Modification for online delivery)3/1/2018
Teaching (Substantial Modification for online delivery) Program Description
Goucher’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed to prepare highly effective teachers who are ready to teach in diverse classrooms. Graduates of the MAT program will not only have a positive impact on student development and success by implementing effective teaching strategies but they will also have an understanding of school culture and its effect on classroom management and student engagement.&nbsp; MAT candidates develop the ability to plan lessons with appropriate curricular content tools and techniques. Differentiation and cultural competency in teaching diverse learners is a hallmark of this program.&nbsp; Coursework combines theory and practice so graduates can be effective in both public and non-public school settings. <br> <br>In light of the growing teacher shortage, Goucher College seeks to build on the long-term success of its traditional face-to-face MAT program by offering the option of completing the program online.