An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.
Students who pursue a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree may enjoy enhanced career prospects and better earning potential. Master’s degrees require more advanced study than undergraduate degrees and may be required before entering a doctorate program.
Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests
All graduates will attain at least an advanced-high level proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) according to the standards set by the
Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Spanish, this program will broaden your expertise in Spanish language, culture, and literature while also bringing you up to date with current issues in Hispanic studies.
All graduates will attain at least an advanced-high level proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) according to the standards set by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Graduates will acquire cross-cultural competencies that will serve them in a variety of career options, including education, business, and public service.
Graduate students who have earned teacher certification may take advantage of their graduate study to add an ESL and/or P-8 endorsement to their certificate....
Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teach
Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. Other Master of Music concentrations provide specialized study in performance, conducting, and music theory. Graduate Assistantships are available in all areas and are awarded based on merit. For theory, a score of 75% or better on the UCA music theory entrance exam is required. For performance and conducting areas, an audition with area faculty is required. For conducting and education areas, a taped performance of the applicant’s ensemble is required....
The Master of Arts (MA) in mathematics education features mathematics courses developed to increase the mathematical content knowledge of secondary teachers and prepare c
The Master of Arts (MA) in mathematics education features mathematics courses developed to increase the mathematical content knowledge of secondary teachers and prepare candidates for teaching in the community college or pursuing further graduate studies. The program is designed so that a teacher can complete the required courses by attending two consecutive summers and enrolling in evening courses during the intermittent fall and spring semesters or by attending full-time for a year including both summer terms. For those candidates considering more advanced graduate studies, a thesis option is also available to expose candidates to research methods in mathematics education.
Established by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas, the MAT program prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent graduates of
Established by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas, the MAT program prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent graduates of higher education to be Arkansas classroom teachers.
The MAT graduate degree program is:
Designed for individuals without teaching credentials but who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to become a teacher in an expeditious fashion.
Intended to assist potential teachers, those having a baccalaureate degree in a content area, to become practicing educators.
A 36 to 39-hour graduate degree program with two tracks: 4-8 Middle Level (39 hours) and Secondary(K–12, 4-12, & 7–12).
Beginning in Fall 2017, the MAT program will have 3 tracks: K-6, Middle Level, and Secondary(K-12, 4-12, and 7-12). All tracks will be 39-hour graduate degree programs.
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The Department of History at the University of Central Arkansas is proud to offer a rigorous comprehensive Master’s program that is consistently ranked as one of the best
The Department of History at the University of Central Arkansas is proud to offer a rigorous comprehensive Master’s program that is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. Our seminar-based curriculum provides venues for expanding content knowledge, introducing historiography, and practicing research methods in courses designed to produce original research.
We pride ourselves in training students to be scholars and teachers at all levels of education and for careers beyond academia. Our students have matriculated to Ph.D. programs such as the University of Chicago and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. They have launched, or continued, fulfilling careers at the Clinton Presidential Center, the Old State House Museum, and in various public and charter schools....
The Master’s in English program at UCA boasts stellar faculty, three tracks for completing the degree, unique opportunities beyond the classroom (graduate assistantships,
The Master’s in English program at UCA boasts stellar faculty, three tracks for completing the degree, unique opportunities beyond the classroom (graduate assistantships, internships, etc.), and a small program with a high faculty-to-student ratio. We love what we do and are excited to work with graduate students.
Graduate Assistantships, Internships, and Unique Learning Opportunities
Currently, we offer three department graduate assistantships each year, which provide valuable experience in the following venues: assisting with the production of the poetry journal, Slant; working with faculty on research projects; facilitating the activities of the undergraduate English Society; and coordinating the College of Liberal Arts Student Research Symposium. (Graduate assistantships come with a modest stipend—$9,333—paid over the course of nine months.) From time to time, we provide advanced students the opportunity to teach their own introductory literature course. (Graduate students who teach a course are paid $2,600 for the semester.) Along with assistantships and teaching opportunities, we also can help students secure internships. The department internship coordinator can work with graduate students individually to create unique learning opportunities for graduate credit to be earned while working within the community. Last, while assistantships and internships enrich graduate education, graduate coursework itself enables students to take advantage of resources within the state....
The Master of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking is a three-year, 60 credit hour terminal degree. Upon completion of the MFA program, graduates will be fully qualified to te
The Master of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking is a three-year, 60 credit hour terminal degree. Upon completion of the MFA program, graduates will be fully qualified to teach at the university level or compete in the ever-changing landscape of the motion picture industry. The program emphasizes production skills through both a series of production seminars and the thesis project. In addition, students are required to take courses in writing, history, and theory in order to create a more well-rounded education. Students are expected to enroll full time and take nine credits a semester. Students complete two years of full-time coursework. In their third year, students write, direct, produce, and edit a thesis film (approximately 30 minutes)....
Our goal is to provide graduate students the opportunity to concentrate on the study, practice, and teaching of Creative Writing in a highly focused writing program taugh
Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Writers MFA Program. Be sure to check out other links in this website to find out more about our program. What follows is a brief description of our program and what we hope it can do for you.
The Arkansas Writers MFA is a writing-intensive studio program in Creative Writing that will uniquely prepare graduates for careers in writing pedagogy and publishing.
Our goal is to provide graduate students the opportunity to concentrate on the study, practice, and teaching of Creative Writing in a highly focused writing program taught primarily by writers for writers. At 60 hours, this three-year program will ensure that graduates build multi-genre backgrounds in the popular discipline of Creative Writing through workshops, forms courses, topics courses, a wide variety of electives, and specialized teaching and editing practicums. To ensure individualized attention, the program will admit 5 to 8 students annually. By the third year, the program will maintain an enrollment of approximately 15 graduate students. After being trained, some students will be offered mentored graduate assistantships for teaching introductory undergraduate classes in Writing; others will receive departmental support as graduate assistants in the Writing Center. Sponsored Programs and Torreyson Library at UCA have also pledged their support for employing graduate students in the proposed MFA program in Creative Writing. All students will complete a thesis project....