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Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP), Master of Arts in Education

Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP), Master of Arts in Education

Have you always had the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people?

The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) immerses you in the classroom during the school year and allows you to take your foundational methods courses in the summer. At the conclusion of the year, you graduate with a Master of Arts in Education and are eligible for state licensure.

Our MAP candidates come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are engineers who have decided that they would like to become math teachers. Others are attorneys, environmental scientists, college professors, artists, historians and corporate-level managers who have a desire to share their infinite knowledge with students. We also have candidates who have recently earned their bachelors degrees, or who have obtained their degrees but have not been in the workforce for several years, and have determined that the time is now to make this important change in their lives.

Recent and compelling research in the preparation of teachers has identified a consensus of best practices which are hallmarks of successful teaching. This program provides a foundation in understanding what these practices are and how to implement them in conventional as well as more progressive settings.

Our philosophy focuses on personalizing the individual needs for our MAP candidates and aligning those needs with area school districts. Classroom instructors and mentor teachers are certified, experienced and highly qualified master teachers who provide you with a unique educational experience. Our goal is to help you to achieve your dream of making a difference in the lives of children. Most of the graduates of our program are currently enjoying successful careers in teaching. They are employed in both public and private schools.

Have you always had the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people?

The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) immerses you in the classroom during the school year and allows you to take your foundational methods courses in the summer. At the conclusion of the year, you graduate with a Master of Arts in Education and are eligible for state licensure.

Our MAP candidates come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are engineers who have decided that they would like to become math teachers. Others are attorneys, environmental scientists, college professors, artists, historians and corporate-level managers who have a desire to share their infinite knowledge with students. We also have candidates who have recently earned their bachelors degrees, or who have obtained their degrees but have not been in the workforce for several years, and have determined that the time is now to make this important change in their lives.

Recent and compelling research in the preparation of teachers has identified a consensus of best practices which are hallmarks of successful teaching. This program provides a foundation in understanding what these practices are and how to implement them in conventional as well as more progressive settings.

Our philosophy focuses on personalizing the individual needs for our MAP candidates and aligning those needs with area school districts. Classroom instructors and mentor teachers are certified, experienced and highly qualified master teachers who provide you with a unique educational experience. Our goal is to help you to achieve your dream of making a difference in the lives of children. Most of the graduates of our program are currently enjoying successful careers in teaching. They are employed in both public and private schools.

Candidates receive their internship placements for the fall semester in August. Once the mentors are assigned, the candidate will contact his or her mentor teacher to ascertain the mentor’s needs regarding the start of school. Whenever possible, the mentors assigned are based on the candidates’ professional goals. Placements also take into account the affective needs of the candidate. When candidates are admitted to the program, they are not guaranteed any specific grade level or placement site. Our MAP students have been placed in a variety of schools in the greater Cleveland area including but not limited to:

  • Agnon School
  • Bedford City Schools
  • Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
  • Cleveland Heights Schools
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
  • Gilmour Academy
  • Hathaway Brown School
  • Hudson City Schools
  • Kenston Local Schools
  • Lakewood City Schools
  • Laurel School
  • Maple Heights City Schools
  • Mayfield City Schools
  • Mentor Public Schools
  • Richmond Heights Local Schools
  • Shaker Heights Schools
  • Solon City Schools
  • South Euclid/Lyndhurst City Schools
  • University School
  • Warner Girls Leadership Academy
  • West Geauga Local Schools

The Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Placement (CUTR) is an innovative partnership between Ursuline College and Breakthrough Charter Schools, the highest-rated network of tuition-free, public charter schools in Cleveland. This apprenticeship-based program of study is for individuals with a deep commitment to urban teaching. The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) immerses you in the classroom during the school year and allows you to take your foundational methods courses in the summer. At the conclusion of the year, you graduate with a Master of Arts in Education and are eligible for state licensure.

Features of the highly-selective, competitive program include:

  • In one year, graduates will attain a Master’s Degree in Education through Ursuline’s Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) and an Ohio teaching license, while teaching at one of the highest performing urban public charter schools in Cleveland.
  • All accepted resident candidates qualify for reduced tuition and Teach Grants.
  • Students will spend four days per week in the classroom under guidance of a Breakthrough mentor teacher and one day per week at Ursuline in seminars and coursework.
  • Breakthrough Charter Schools will be hiring dozens of teachers starting in 2017. There will be opportunities to be a part of the founding faculty within this growing network of urban school. Graduates will be carefully considered to fill those positions.

For more information about the Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Placement (CUTR) please contact Jillian Koehler, Instructional Talent Acquisition Manager, at jkoehler@breakthroughschools.org.

The MAP program is an intensive one-year program leading to a Master of Arts Degree in Education and State of Ohio licensure in the individual candidate’s stated area of acceptance to the program. Licensures are available in the following areas:

  • Adolescent to Young Adult
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Special Education

The program begins with a ten-week summer session during which students take foundational courses in education, diversity, human development and curriculum. During the fall, students are on site in the classroom for four days per week and are on the Ursuline campus one day and one evening per week for their academic work. During the spring, the candidate’s schedule is designed to allow maximum time in the classroom. The candidate is in the residency/internship classroom five days a week.

Each full time candidate is required to take 15 hours of graduate work in the summer and 15-18 hours of graduate work in the fall and 9-15 hours in the spring, depending on the area of licensure pursued. The program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The related standards from professional specialty association form the structural foundation for all key assessments for MAP.

College transcripts are evaluated to ensure that pre-program licensure requirements are met.

Early Childhood Licensure Credit Hours

  • EDE 500 Foundations of Education
  • EDE 501 Skills for the Twenty-first Century
  • EDE 510 Introduction to Human Development and Learning
  • EDE 520 Systematic Phonics
  • EDE 530 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block I
  • EDE 527 Addressing the Diverse Learner
  • EDE 525 Content Area Reading 3
  • EDE 511 Advanced Studies in Development and Learning
  • EDE 521 Reading and Assessment
  • EDE 531 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block II
  • EDE 550 Professional Development Seminar I
  • EDE 560 Teaching Internship I
  • EDE 523 Balanced Literacy
  • EDE 533 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block III
  • EDE 551 Professional Development Seminar II
  • EDE 560 Teaching Internship II

Middle Childhood Licensure

  • EDM 500 Foundations of Education
  • EDM 501 Skills for the Twenty-first Century
  • EDM 510 Introduction to Human Development and Learning
  • EDM 520 Systematic Phonics
  • EDM 525 Content Area Reading
  • EDM 527 Addressing the Diverse Learner
  • EDM 530 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block I
  • EDM 512 Advanced Studies in Development and Learning
  • EDM 522 Reading and Assessment
  • EDM 531 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block II
  • EDM 550 Professional Development Seminar I
  • EDM 563 Teaching Internship I
  • EDM 523 Balanced Literacy
  • EDM 533 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block III
  • EDM 551 Professional Development Seminar II
  • EDM 563 Teaching Internship II

Adolescent to Young Adult or Multi-Age Visual Arts Licensure

  • EDA 500 Foundations of Education
  • EDA 501 Skills for the Twenty-first Century
  • EDA 510 Introduction to Human Development and Learning
  • EDA 524 Content Area Reading
  • EDA 527 Addressing the Diverse Learner
  • EDA 540 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block I
  • EDA 513 Advanced Studies in Development and Learning
  • EDA 541 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block II
  • EDA 545 Integrated Methods for the Content Area
  • EDA 550 Professional Development Seminar I
  • EDA 565 Teaching Internship I
  • EDA 509 Content Area Studies
  • EDA 543 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block III
  • EDA 551 Professional Development Seminar II
  • EDA 565 Teaching Internship II

Special Education Licensure

  • EDS 500 Foundations of Education
  • EDS 501 Skills for the Twenty-first Century
  • EDS 510 Introduction to Human Development and Learning
  • EDS 515 Language Development & Communication Disorders
  • EDS 520 Systematic Phonics
  • EDS 525 Content Area Reading
  • EDS 527 Addressing the Diverse Learner
  • EDS 530 Curriculum, Materials & Methods Block I
  • EDS 570 Introduction to Special Education
  • EDS 513 Advanced Studies in Development and Learning
  • EDS 521 Reading and Assessment
  • EDS 550 Professional Development Seminar I
  • EDS 560 Teaching Internship I
  • EDS 571 Introduction to Issues & Intervention in Behavior and Assessment for Students with M/M Needs
  • EDS 551 Professional Development Seminar II
  • EDS 560 Teaching Internship II
  • EDS 572 Advanced Intervention in Behavior and Assessment 3
  • EDS 575 Intervention Specialist Block: Curriculum, Materials & Methods
  • EDS 523 Reading Education and Literacy Perspectives
  • EDS 576 Consultation & Collaboration within School & Community

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