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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

MAIS for Teachers

“Professionally I am more marketable, personally, my dream has come true, and through it I can encourage others. Nothing can be more rewarding than that.” ~ MAIS Alum

You probably became a teacher because you loved learning. You appreciated the content area you studied so much
that you wanted to share it with young people and help them grow in their knowledge and understanding. If you are considering a Master’s program to build on your knowledge in the area that you love, as well as hone your teaching skills, MAIS may be a perfect fit.

The MAIS program at UALR provides a variety of options for teachers who are looking for ways to advance their knowledge and teaching skills. Earning an interdisciplinary degree allows each student to develop a strong foundation in one core discipline while also acquiring proficiency in a second. This kind of specialization allows educators to design a degree that fits their needs. For example, an English teacher may choose to combine English and Philosophy; a History teacher may choose to combine History and International Studies; a music teacher may choose Music and Education. The many options allow you to design your degree based on your individual interests and your teaching specialty. For more information about the disciplines that are available to MAIS students, see our degree requirements.

Interdisciplinarity and Teaching

You may wonder how an interdisciplinary program can benefit your teaching career.

Click here to learn more about what’s being said about the potential and the practice of teaching with an interdisciplinary background.

Financial Benefits and Opportunities

Various financial benefits and opportunities may be available to help pay for your education, as well as possibilities for salary increases upon receiving your masters degree. Please visit the sub-section “Financial Benefits” under “MAIS for Teachers” to your left, or click the link below.
Financial Benefits and Opportunities for Teachers

What Teachers Say about MAIS
Click here to read what teachers and former alums have to say about MALS and how it has helped them in their careers.

Updated 6.11.2013