Take an accelerated route to teaching at the master's level.
Are you ready to make a professional pivot to educate the next generation? The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is an intensive one-year program that immerses you in the classroom during the school year and allows you to take your foundational methods courses in the summer. Our instructors and mentor teachers are certified, experienced and highly qualified master teachers who provide you with a unique educational experience (the master teacher working with the apprentice). Our goal is to help you to achieve your dream of making a difference in the lives of children. At the conclusion of the year, you graduate with a Master of Arts degree and are eligible for state licensure.
The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The Education Department offers two online Education Endorsements for teachers interested in advancing their careers.
Cleveland Urban Teaching Residency
The Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Placement (CUTR) is an innovative partnership between Ursuline College and Breakthrough Schools, a network of high performing, urban, public charter schools. This apprenticeship–based program of study is for individuals with a deep commitment to urban teaching. The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) allows you to take your foundational methods courses in the summer and immerses you in the classroom during the school year. At the conclusion of the year, students will graduate with a Master of Arts in Education and are eligible for state licensure. Learn more about the Urban Teaching Residency.
Careers: Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) + Teacher Licensure
The teaching profession remains a rewarding, worthwhile and respected career. In today’s changing world, opportunities exist for teachers who are well prepared, flexible and adaptable. There is a demand for teachers in the far Midwest, West, and South, as well as opportunities closer to home. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that kindergarten and elementary employment will grow by 7% between 2016 and 2026, and middle school and high school employment is expected to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026. Our graduates secure jobs in public, parochial, private and charter institutions.
Our MAP students have been placed in a variety of schools in the greater Cleveland area, including:
- 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
Admission Requirements: Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP) + Teacher Licensure
Students applying for admission must meet the general requirements for graduate admission and the specific requirements of the MAP program noted below:
- Demonstrate a 3.0 GPA in the chosen content specific area.
- Sit for the Graduate Record Examination - this is required of candidates who have not earned a B or better in college math and composition courses, of candidates whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, and of candidates whose content specific GPA is less than 3.0.
- Complete all content area prerequisites to their course of study and pass the content-specific Ohio Assessments for Educators Exam before they are eligible for an Ohio teaching license.
College transcripts are evaluated to ensure that pre-program licensure requirements are met. If candidates have not completed prerequisites when their transcripts are audited for admission, all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a B or better and taken in a traditional on-site classroom.