Masters of Applied Science in Assessment

A Masters Program for You

If you are a dedicated teacher wanting to improve your skills and increase student learning, consider Missouri Western State University’s Masters of Applied Science (M.A.S.) in Assessment degree as your next career move.

Today, educational institutions from preschool to college are faced with the demands and challenges of high standards and accountability. Graduates of the M.A.S. in Assessment degree will learn how to meet these expectations while improving quality within their organizations.

The Department of Education graduate programs…

  • Offer flexibility, because they are delivered 100% online
  • Prepare educators to work in exceptionally high need areasautism spectrum disorders and TESOL
  • Are accessible for relatively low tuition rates
  • Incorporate a significant amount of practical hands-on experience which can be immediately applied in  students’ professional settings
  • Provide a strong foundation in current research and practice, at the direction of faculty with a depth of practical experience in their respective fields
  • Include classes taught by internationally diverse faculty
  • Embrace innovative technology, which serves to build a community of learners
  • Are characterized by small class sizes, which afford students the opportunity to build individual relationships with their instructors
  • Offer discounted tuition to cohort groups who enroll
  • Assist students to learn educational strategies that will benefit all learnersnot only those who experience ASD or are English language learners


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K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education Option

The 100% online K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education option is designed to help a wide range of educators and professionals prepare themselves to support learners who experience mild/moderate disability in diverse, inclusive, K-12 classrooms. Successful completion of this master’s degree, in conjunction with all specified prerequisites, will prepare graduates to complete the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) and qualify for the K-12 Mild/Moderate, Cross-Categorical special education licensure from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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TESOL Option

The Masters of Applied Science in the Assessment of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) option prepares students to become leaders in the field of English language teaching, both in the U.S. and abroad. Students will learn to implement data driven best practices in TESOL education and address the challenges of working in culturally diverse settings.

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Writing Option

The Masters of Applied Science in the Assessment of Writing option is intended for new or experienced teachers interested in improving their skills at the teaching of writing. Key ideas include constructing writing assignments, integrating writing into the curriculum, applying exciting and innovative approaches to writing, assessing writing, and communicating the value and results of writing and writing assessment to students, parents, and administrators.

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