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The Art and Science of Teaching

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Master of Science in Education: Major in the Art and Science of Teaching

This 30-credit, fully online, graduate program provides a comprehensive framework for effective teaching, based on the work of Dr. Robert Marzano and his meta-analysis of research regarding effective teaching practices. Students who complete this program will become expert teachers equipped with knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practices that will translate into measurable changes in the classroom, and subsequently an increase in student achievement. Unlike with traditional master’s degrees, this program’s graduates will be able to apply the teaching strategies and techniques from this program directly into the classroom as they progress through each course. Wilkes University offers this program in partnership with the National Institute for Professional Practice (NIPP).
Please note that this program does not follow the regular tuition rate for Graduate Education. For more information on the courses in this program, as well as current tuition rates, please visit the M.S.Ed.: Art and Science of Teaching page at www.professionalpractice.org

This program will explore the answers to Dr. Marzano’s 10 design questions for effective teaching:
  1. What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success?
  2. What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?
  3. What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
  4. What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
  5. What will I do to engage students?
  6. What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?
  7. What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
  8. What will I do to establish and maintain relationships with students?
  9. What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
  10. What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?
To begin taking courses toward the Art and Science of Teaching master’s degree:
·        Apply to the Wilkes University Graduate Education program.
·        Register for courses.
NOTE: To register for courses please call  NIPP at 888-235-6555 x175.

To apply:

Complete the online application. First-time applicants will be required to submit a $35 application fee.
To be accepted, mail the following additional documents:
  • official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions attended and a documented Baccalaureate degree
  • copy of teaching certificate
  • two completed graduate recommendation forms
Upon completion of the online application, students will be given a Wilkes identification number (WIN) and other information needed to log into the Wilkes portal.
The portal gives students the ability to register for courses online, view and print grades and unofficial transcripts, use online library services and see other information pertinent to Wilkes University graduate students.  Students must register directly with NIPP.
Make note of the WIN and other important information.
Log into the Wilkes University portal by going to mywilkes.wilkes.edu.

View the Art & Science of Teaching Requirements

Track program requirements

Download a pdf-formatted checklist of requirements for the Art and Science of Teaching. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free from the company’s Web site.


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