International Teaching and Learning, M.A.T.

This master’s degree program is designed to meet the needs of globally-focused individuals with a desire and passion to teach inter-nationally. It is intended to bridge inter-national experience with theory, research, and best-practice for teaching P-12 students. As part of this full-time, three-semester program candidates will complete 33 credit hours in graduate level course and practicum field work that will help them better understand students, teaching, assessment, and reflective practice from a global perspective. This program is not registered as leading to teaching certification in any specific jurisdiction, rather it focuses on preparing teachers for P-12 students and schools they may encounter around the world.

Exam Score
TOEFL Paper-based 550
TOEFL Internet-Based 79
IELTS 6.0
CETS 450

Admission Requirements

Candidates entering the program must:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • have documented teaching experience in a P-12 school outside the United States and Canada; and
  • hold a contract or letter of support for at least one future ten-month teaching year in an international school that has an articulated partnership with Niagara University.

For unconditional admission to the program candidates must demonstrate a grade equivalent undergraduate GPA in their last 2 years of study of 3.0. Candidates who do not meet this requirement may be asked to complete the GRE and complete a personal interview with an admissions counselor.

Nonnative English speakers seeking admission must verify their proficiency in English. Niagara University will accept TOEFL (paper- or internet-based, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the College English Test.

Mode of Delivery

Candidates complete the program in a cohort of 10-15 students over three semesters. The program will largely be offered in an asynchronous on-line format, with limited synchronous or face-to-face meetings at key transition points (semester orientations, advisement, and graduation).

Required Courses
EDU 537Foundation Intnl Educat3
EDU 536Human Learn, Dev & Motivation3
EDU 539Characteristics of Students with3
EDU 571Foundations of Literacy Instruction3
EDU 530Manage the Cultural Resp Class3
EDU 730Curr & Inst Loc/Global Ct3
EDU 505Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDU 580Language and Linguistics in the ESL3
EDU 595Introduction to Educational Research3
EDU 735Intrl Teach & Learn Pract3
EDU 736Seminar Intl Teach & Lrn3
Total Credits33