Master of Arts in Teaching


Program Overview

Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage, but helps students and faculty become better individuals. The Graduate School of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become "transformed professional Christian educators." Educational training from a Christian world view is the best way to achieve this important goal, and that is what you will receive in the ORU Graduate School of Education - the knowledge, skills, and inspiration base to help influence and transform lives. This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. An ORU Graduate School of Education degree provides the opportunity for individuals who hold Christian principles to gain advanced preparation for professional responsibilities in education throughout the world.


Areas of Concentration

Initial Teaching with Licensure (MATL)
The Masters of Arts in Teaching with Licensure is designed for college graduates interested in teaching in the public or private school setting. This degree allows a graduate who completed their bachelor degree in another discipline to complete a masters degree and receive a recommendation for state licensure from the ORU College of Education.

Initial Teaching with Licensure Course Offerings

  • History & Philosophy of Education
  • Pedagogy 1 & 2
  • Instructional Methods and Strategies K-12
  • Student Teaching/Internship
  • Issues in Education

Initial Teaching with Alternative Licensure (MATA)
The Masters of Arts in Teaching with Alternative Licensure is designed for college graduates interested in teaching in the public or private school setting. This degree allows a graduate who completed their bachelor degree in another discipline to complete a masters degree but will not receive a recommendation for state licensure from the ORU College of Education. The student will work with the Oklahoma Department of Education's alternative licensure program simultaneously completing our masters program.

Initial Teaching with Alternative Licensure Course Offerings (MATA)

  • History & Philosophy of Education
  • Pedagogy 1 & 2
  • Instructional Methods and Strategies K-12
  • Internship in K-12/Secondary Education
  • Issues in Education

ORU Distinguishing Features

Unit Theme
Transformed Educators ". . . be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind . . ." Romans 12:2. The ORU College of Education is dedicated to producing "Transformed Educators." The school desires to develop and train future educators as teachers, principals, superintendents and other professional school personnel who have been transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and who demonstrate the character and dispositions of Christian values, ethics and moral integrity. The College of Education also desires to develop students as transformed professional educators who know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to help all students learn and to be educational leaders.
Unit Vision
Transforming Society, The Miracle Ahead, A Transformed Generation "Ye have not chosen me ... I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain."- John 15:16. As a student in this program, you will be trained on how to become an education professional who will go into every person's world....into public, private, Christian and home schools as a transformed educator. Transformed educators will make such an impact that they will be catalysts for transforming society, which in turn will help transform the next generation.
Unit Mission
Preparing Professional Christian Educators to go into Every Person's World
You will be trained, alongside of other Individuals who hold Christian principles, by participating in initial and advanced study that prepares you for professional public and private responsibilities in the field of education throughout the world.


Degree Plan for Master of Teaching Initial Teaching with Licensure

Degree Plan for Master of Teaching Initial Teaching with Alternative Licensure


Contact

Timothy Woods, Representative
ORU Graduate School of Education
800.643.7976 x3 or 918.495.6553
twoods@oru.edu