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.
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: