M.A. in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a non-thesis degree varying from 30-36 hours, which may be combined with other requirements to allow an individual to earn Texas teacher certification. The M.A. in Teaching enhances professional development of teachers who are committed to excellence in the classroom. The program and professors focus on facilitating the development of expertise in content areas, effective teaching strategies, and delivery of instruction to students in both the public and private school settings.
More than an Education
The M.A. in Teaching program provides an abundance of opportunities to develop theoretical understanding and experiential learning to prepare you to successfully facilitate student learning in the environment in which you will serve. Through these learning opportunities, you will understand how to enhance learning to more effectively engage your students in the educational setting.
Armed with experiences, knowledge, and instruction from a Christian worldview, graduates of the M.A. in Teaching program will enter the field of education as servant leaders ready to facilitate student engagement and learning. The M.A. in Teaching program serves those students who feel called to be teachers. This flexible program allows the student to pursue a master’s degree while balancing a career, family, or other responsibilities.
Marked by Service
Dallas Baptist University is a unique Christ-centered, mission-driven university that encourages its students to become servant leaders in their chosen fields. Faculty and staff in the M.A. in Teaching program seek to assist you in achieving your academic goals and strive to nurture your spiritual development as you complete your degree at DBU.
The courses in the M.A. in Teaching program provide you with a strong curricular foundation to develop you as a servant leader. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, foster global civic responsibility, and develop servant leaders.
If you feel the call to teach, please do not let another day go by with your dream unfulfilled.
"I strive to be a guiding light for current and prospective students who feel the call to enter the teaching field. My goal is to facilitate the academic, emotional, and spiritual growth of the Master of Arts in Teaching students to prepare them to meet the needs of the students in both the public and private school settings."
- Dr. DeAnna Jenkins, Program Director
Our program offers multiple options to specialize in several different fields of teaching, as well as the option to combine your Master of Arts in Teaching with a dual degree program.
Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Teaching
- Minimum overall 3.0 GPA in previous coursework
- Score acceptably on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
- Minimum acceptable GRE scores of 146 on Verbal, 140 on Quantitative, and 4.0 on Writing
- Minimum acceptable MAT score of 386
- International Students must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have minimum acceptable scores of 26 for Speaking, 24 for Listening, 24 for Reading, and 23 for Writing.
The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.