Designed to prepare students to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching degree for teaching in the middle grades (4-8). Two content areas are completed, selected from language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.
Open to all students, but specifically recommended for students intending to enroll in the MAT program.
Students interested in teaching in the following fields should complete a BA degree with a major in that field at the undergraduate level, followed by completion of a fifth year in the Master of Arts in Teaching. Grade levels of certification are noted in parenthesis for each field.
A middle grades level (4-8) certification is available with any two specializations in: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.
The Master of Education degree is offered for school teachers, curriculum directors, and administrators in a K-12 setting with a minimum of one year of K-12 school experience, and who have ongoing teaching or administrative responsibilities. It is a 30 credit hour degree completed over three years.
Two specializations are offered: Educational Leadership and Integrated Curriculum and Instruction. Certifcation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is available upon completion of the degree.
Courses are spread over most of the calendar year and include three phases: pre-campus, on-campus, and post-campus. The on-campus phase is held at Covenant for three weeks each summer.