Teaching Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Teaching page at Friends University. On this Web site, you will find descriptions of our program, its faculty and its students. Choosing to attend Friends University will open to you a world of educational and professional experiences and opportunities.

One aspect that makes Friends University unique is the relationship between the students and the faculty. The faculty are open and accessible to students, truly committed to teaching, accomplished scholars, and have a vast number of years of public school teaching experience. We recognize that our primary mission is to encourage our graduate students to excel as teachers who can perform and succeed at any level.

Our first group to accomplish the Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Friends University began their studies together in 1987. Since that time, more than 50 groups have accomplished that goal. The curriculum of the program has changed over time with the added responsibilities that classroom teachers face. Our current students and alumni play an important role as advisors to the faculty toward curricular refinement and applicability.

Please browse this Web site, look through the course descriptions and read our catalog carefully. If possible, please come visit us and attend a class or speak with some of our students and faculty members. We are justifiably proud of our students and alumni. They represent Friends University well; because ultimately, your success measures our success.

Dona R. Gibson, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Arts in Teaching

From the Director