M.A. Teaching, Secondary Education

$225.00 on the 10th of each month for 8 months

$23,286 NOW $18,977

Days of Week:
On Campus
Program Begins:
October 2019
Meeting Times:
On Campus
Sierra Nevada College
4300 E. Sunset Rd., Ste. E1
Henderson, NV 89014
9480 Gateway Drive, Suite 150
Reno, NV 89521
*All fees included except a $50 SNC application fee. The college normally charges $496 per credit. By enrolling through CTE you save $4,309!
HYBRID: 41 credits (25 credits on-ground, 16 credits online)


First payment: October 10, 2019


Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (41 Credits) ARL Track Available*

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Students may qualify for the TEACH Grant and receive up to $8,000.
• Financial aid is available for this program. You may apply for financial aid through https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
• CTE is responsible to collect a $1,800 implementation fee for this program. This fee is included in the program price. Over 8 months, a credit/debit card payment of $225 will be collected on the 10th of every month. The first payment will begin on October 10, 2019.
• Tuition and SNC fees will be paid directly to Sierra Nevada College (SNC) using financial aid or SNC’s monthly payment option. SNC’s monthly payment plan will begin in September.
• Students may choose to pay in full or a monthly payment plan to pay for their tuition and SNC fees each semester. If you prefer to use SNC’s monthly payment plan please email contactus@ctenow.com for more information.
*Credits may vary. All fees are included in the program cost except a $50 SNC application fee. The total cost is based on 8 semesters for MAT program completion and will vary depending on program completion. Tuition may increase annually (3% on average).

Questions: Call CTE at 702-697-0006 opt. 5 or Email contactus@ctenow.com

Program begins: October 2019.
Program ends: TBA.

Duration: 6 Semesters. Course sequence contingent on availability. Students must maintain continuous enrollment.

Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada is a four-year private liberal arts college with graduate programs in teaching and leadership in Incline Village, Reno, and Las Vegas/Henderson. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Why Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• SNC is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at SNC equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

Candidates are able to apply for Alternative Licensure after completion of the two required 500 level foundations courses (see course sequence below) with a B- or better, and completion of PRAXIS I CORE, and completion of PRAXIS II Content Area Exam (secondary only), and completion of internship.

Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Program Available for MAT Secondary Education

Credits range from 34-43, and ARL program will be priced based on credits and number of semesters. Additional fees for the ARL MAT program are: $350 ARL Internship EDUC 590 and $300 ARL Supervision Fee for every semester after the EDUC 590 ARL Internship EDUC 590 course is successfully completed.
The requirements to be accepted in the Sierra Nevada College ARL program are successful completion of:
• EDUC 560
• EDUC 565
• Passing score for CBEST or Praxis Core
• Passing score for Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam
• EDUC 590 ARL Internship of 20 consecutive days
• Licensed Teaching Job offer or contract in participating school district

Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 12 students is required for a course to be offered.
The following fees have already been included in your program cost: a $300 practicum fee for SECD 590, a $600 student teaching fee in SECD 595, a $160 fee for EDUC 628, a $650 fee for course EDUC 635, and a $155 universal fee (per semester).

Course EDUC 560 – Introduction to Education and Educational Research
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course focuses on the historical, social, psychological, and political foundations of education, with a strong emphasis on reading and evaluating educational research. Teacher candidates learn professional writing style (APA) and the importance of research in teaching and learning.

Course EDUC 565 – Effective Instructional Practices and Classroom Management
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Research-based best practices (K – 12) are presented and analyzed. Teacher candidates will explore how strategies are used to teach state mandated core standards and to differentiate instruction based on student cognitive, social and cultural needs. Methods, theories and resources in class management will provide a foundation for constructing a comprehensive Behavior Management Plan.

Course EDUC 570 – Teaching with Technology
(1 Graduate Credit/8 CUs)

This class is designed to provide an overview of techniques in classroom uses of computers and other devices. Hands-on simulation activities using PC and Macintosh products related to teaching major and teacher utility needs. Topics include contemporary technology used in schools and presentation of multimedia project production.

Course EDUC 505 – Evaluation, Assessment, Data and Student Learning
(1 Graduate Credit/8 CUs)

This graduate class prepares teacher candidates to use assessment to improve student learning. The focus is on understanding summative and formative assessment, implementing technology to manage data, analyzing assessment results, and developing classroom assessment tools.

Course EDUC 555 – Exceptional Individuals
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

A survey course to familiarize students with the characteristics of individuals with exceptional needs in public-school programs and strategies to use for integration. Included are processes used to identify these individuals; placement procedures and major educational and psychological intervention techniques; current state and federal legislation dealing with special education; procedures and processes for gifted children and their special needs; discussion and review of ethnic and multi-cultural learning styles and programs.

Course EDUC 520 – Parent Engagement, Family Involvement, and Classroom Practices
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course focuses on pre-service teachers who seek to develop new ideas for forming collaborative relationships with student families, facilitating the interrelationship of families, teachers, and community for meaningful learning opportunities. Focus includes working and collaborating with parents, professionals, and community services. It is aligned with the InTASC standards.

Course SECD 501 or 502 – Teaching Methods of Reading (Middle School or Secondary)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

A comprehensive reading instruction course which is research based and includes the study of: phonics, vocabulary, spelling, meaning/patterns, writing, and adolescent literature, with emphasis on skills needed for content area reading and comprehension including study skills and ongoing assessment and diagnostic techniques. Developmental methods that are effective with students who are delayed, culturally diverse or who have learning differences and/or difficulties are also taught. This course focuses on the secondary-school learner.

Course TESL 563 – Methods & Materials for Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course addresses instruction for English as a second language development (ESL), and other specially designed academic instructional methods for teaching English to non-native English speakers (NES), K-12. The course touches on historical methods, theory of language acquisition, best practices, models, materials, the integration of standards and the assessment of language and content area skills. It fulfills part of the Nevada State Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement requirement. It is aligned with the INSASC Standards.

Course SECD 511-519 – Teaching Methods in SECD Major/Minor
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Corequisite: SECD 590. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the methodology of teaching in secondary schools: current trends in teaching methods and techniques; creation and use of materials as applied in curricular presentation. This course presents methods, theories, and successful practice for teaching in student’s field of study (e.g., science, math, English), including technology and strategies for reaching exceptional and limited English proficiency (LEP) students. Additional classroom strategies are introduced as well as ideas to move students from the concrete to the abstract. Participants will take away practical ideas and tools to use as they embed methods/theories into their own learning.

SECD 511: Teaching Methods of English

ARL: English

SECD 512: Teaching Methods of Social Studies

ARL: Social Studies

SECD 513: Teaching Methods of Sciences

ARL: Biological, Physical, General only

SECD 514: Teaching Methods of Mathematics

ARL: Mathematics

SECD 515: Teaching Methods of Physical Education

ARL: Physical Education

SECD 517: Teaching Methods of Foreign Language

ARL: Foreign Language

SECD 518: Teaching Methods of Speech/Drama

ARL: not available

SECD 519: Teaching Methods of the Arts

ARL: Music Only

Course SECD 590 – Secondary Practicum – Co-requisite SECD 511, 513, or 514
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Pre-service practicum students are required to work with a pre-service mentor teacher as a teacher assistant and to complete a comprehensive log describing general teaching strategies and classroom management strategies. Activities for pre-service practicum students include: tutoring small groups of students, checking assignments, securing and operating multimedia, accompanying pupils to special classes, grading papers, preparing bulletin boards and teaching materials and assisting with classroom activities as designated by the pre-service mentor teacher.

Course SECD 585 – Adolescent Development and Learning
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Adolescent Development and Learning examines brain research on adolescent development and its implications for preteen and teenage learning and teaching in middle school and high schools. The impact of peer pressure, gangs, and bullying on adolescent learning is addressed. Teacher candidates will develop learning environments and activities that reflect adolescent cognitive, social, and emotional development. Health issues for adolescents are studied.

Course SECD 595 – Student Teaching and Seminar
(8 Graduate Credits/48 CUs)

Full-time supervised teaching for 16 weeks in a secondary content area.

Course EDUC 628 – Educational Research and Reflective Practice
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Prerequisites: Completion of student teaching and all testing requirement. Teacher candidates analyze educational research and relate it to their classroom practices. Focus on professional reflection as candidates prepare proposal for projects or action research theses. Professional writing using APA style is stressed.

Course EDUC 635 – Professional Project
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDUC 628 and all MAT testing requirements. During this graduate level class, candidates complete their approved professional projects with the assistance of an assigned project director. At the end of each semester, candidates present their projects at the SNC Masters Project Conference.

Course EDUC 590 – *Alternative Route to Licensure Internship – Required for ARL Track Only (2 Credits)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This clinical experience promotes integration of methods and supervised field experiences to link theory and practice. Assignments and activities will be highlighted to direct students in the classroom setting.