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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teacher Education (MACI)

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) is a 36 hour alternate certification program for candidates who currently hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than education. The MACI program focuses on providing the pedagogical knowledge and skills needed for secondary instruction to those with sufficient content knowledge. MACI candidates may apply for certification in English, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics) or social studies.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA overall or on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Pass Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Assessment
  • Praxis II (Priority for admission given to those who pass by March 1 deadline.)
  • Writing sample
  • Pass Transcript Analysis
    The Transcript Analysis requirements will be based on Specialized Professional Association (SPA) recommendations for required content area preparation. If an applicant does not pass the transcript analysis, the applicant can still be conditionally admitted and a plan for remediation will be developed with the program coordinator.

Application deadlines:

  • March 1

See the Graduate Handbook for information on completing the application process.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program prepares candidates with sufficient preparation in science (biology, chemistry, and/or physics), mathematics English, or social studies for teaching positions in the secondary classroom.

Online/Regional Campus Options

The program of study for the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) degree is available on the Oxford campus. Several of the classes are online or hybrid courses.

For More Information

Sharon Clemmer
Graduate Activities Assistant
Department of Teacher Education
School of Education
The University of Mississippi
336 Guyton Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5986
(662) 915-6718 Fax
sclemmer@olemiss.edu


Joel C Amidon
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Department of Teacher Education
School of Education
The University of Mississippi
323 Guyton Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7588
(662) 915-6718 Fax
jcamidon@olemiss.edu