When you pursue a teaching career, you begin a journey where you can make a difference today, tomorrow and the rest of your life. At Truman, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education (MAE), a professional teaching degree.
While the majority of students applying for our MAE graduate program come from Truman, we welcome transferring undergraduate students and individuals with undergraduate degrees from other institutions.
Truman also offers a Master of Arts in Counseling.
Pursue Your Passion
Several of the University's courses offered at the undergraduate level meet state certification requirement for teachers. Working with our certification analyst your freshman year (or as a transfer student), you design an academic experience that fits your dreams and aspirations. When you enter our MAE program, you choose the area of specialization that matches your professional goals:
Admission to Truman’s MAE Program
All prospective teachers enrolling in the MAE program must complete a strong liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate degree in an academic discipline at Truman or another institution (or you can also transfer to Truman prior to earning your baccalaureate degree). Students who wish to apply to our MAE program typically apply during their senior year at Truman. Our dedicated professors ensure individual mentoring to guide you every step of the way.
If your future plans include teaching math and physics at the high school level and you are pursuing a double major in mathematics and physics at Truman, you can apply to our Noyce Scholars Program; Noyce scholars receive scholarships and complete 11 hours of education coursework, including early field experience, in preparation for the MAE.
Field Experience That Makes a Difference
Start participating in classroom activities working with students as early as your freshman year with our Exploratory Field Experiences Seminar. Some unique internship opportunities you will find at Truman include working with the Department of Defense Education, Schuyler County R-I School District (near Kirksville), and the Clayton School District (in St. Louis).
Graduates Empowered to Make a Difference in the World
At Truman, you earn a Master of Arts in Education while simultaneously completing the requirements for teacher certification. Our graduates are well-respected throughout the state of Missouri and beyond, and many secure paid first-year teacher of record placement that fulfills the student-teaching requirements before they graduate.
Announcing an Internship Available for Truman Students for Summer 2014 Summer Internship at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri Who is eligible? All Truman juniors and seniors who meet university guidelines for an internship Hours earned? Between five and eight credit hours (This is an eight week, 40-hour-a-week internship, coinciding […] Read More