Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices

Tanja N.
Tanja N. Class of 2016


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

On Campus

The Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices degree is your path to inspired teaching and learning. The program is based on the very latest in Universal Design for Learning theory, and will give candidates the skills, knowledge, and expertise to become agents for change and transformation of students. Throughout the program each candidate will evolve a personal teaching growth plan, grounded in traditional and modern principles and ethics, that creates a pathway for continuous improvement as an educator.

The program offers a choice of five specializations to augment the core curricula. Options include: Instructional Literacy, Assessment Literacy, Digital Literacy, National Board Certified Teacher Leadership, and Reading. At the end of the program, candidates will have the opportunity to showcase their growth as an educator in a portfolio capstone project.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Create a personal INSPIRED educational philosophy that is grounded in historical/current practices and professional ethics to include a pathway for continuous growth.
  • Integrate increasingly sophisticated instruction, assessment, and digital learning skills for research, curriculum design, and professional growth.
  • Design exceptional learning experiences that promote social justice, and that include the principles of Universal Design for Learning.
  • Apply research-based knowledge and skills to create/transform effective, diverse learning environments.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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