M.A. in Education with Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration

Goals and Focus of the Program:

The Master of Arts in Education, Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration focuses on the application of multiple intelligences theory and the arts in traditional and inclusive classrooms as a means to engage students. Candidates will learn to differentiate instruction and assessments through the lens of multiple intelligences theory and application of the arts. Candidates will develop rudimentary knowledge and abilities in the arts as a platform for developing strategies which will engage students of various learning styles and abilities across grades and content areas. Candidates will develop the ability to use multiple intelligences theory as a process to observe children and to use that data to differentiate instruction and assessment. The summer course is taught collaboratively by staff from a prestigious arts organization and faculty. It culminates in a theatrical experience.

Program Design:

The M.A. in Education, Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration program follows a cohort model in which candidates meet one night a week from 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. There is a 6 credit hour, 2 ½ week summer course which meets from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, except for night of the final production. EDUC 564: Art Museum Education for Teachers may also be held on campus in the art gallery. The duration of the program is approximately 18 months of coursework followed by the comprehensive examination. Please see the academic calendar located at the end of student packet.


Candidates in the M.A. in Education – Multiple Intelligences Theory Concentration program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, current teaching certification, one year of full time, contracted, licensed teaching experience and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome:

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Multiple Intelligences. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Course Title Start Week End Week Hours
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
Mar. 5, 2018
Apr. 30, 2018
EDUC 563
Visual Arts for Educators
May 7, 2018
Jun. 25, 2018
EDUC 513
Curricular Applications of Multiple Intelligences Theory (Completed on University of Saint Joseph Campus in West Hartford daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Jul. 5, 2018
Jul. 20, 2018
EDUC 568
Creativity, Writing and Nature
Aug. 27, 2018
Oct. 15, 2018
EDUC 562
Music for Educators
Oct. 22, 2018
Dec. 10, 2018
EDUC 515
Educational Research
Jan. 7, 2019
Feb. 25, 2019
EDUC 511
Educational Issues
Mar. 4, 2019
Apr. 29, 2019
EDUC 564
Art Museum Education for Teachers
May 6, 2019
Jun. 24, 2019
EDUC 566
Theatre Education (Completed on University of Saint Joseph Campus in West Hartford daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Jun. 24, 2019
Jul. 1, 2019
  Total Credit Hours: 30

*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date: July 2019