Mount Marty College Announces Addition of Master of Education Program
During a press conference held at the Cyber Cafe on Monday, February 27th, Mount Marty College President, Dr. Joseph Benoit, announced that the college has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission to carry a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) degree at MMC. Notice was given to the school late last week that their application and nearly two years of efforts were successful.
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is aimed at the career teacher who wants to stay in the classroom but sharpen their teaching skills. It's a 24-month program that is focused heavily on summer coursework to accommodate the working teacher. Many of the studied materials and research will be able to be done in the teacher's own classroom instead of off-site.
Associate Professor and Division of Education Chair at Mount Marty College, Dr. Nicholas Shudak, commented, "We are following a new paradigm in today's graduate education of teachers with this M.Ed. program. Teacher effectiveness is the key to turning out successful students, and studies have been proving this. We recognized that there was a need for this type of program in the region and we are so excited to now be in the implementation phases of it."
As one of only a few programs of this type in the country, the Mount Marty College M.Ed. program will begin informational tours in April and May and will conclude the initial registration period in early December 2012. Classes for the first round of registrants will begin in the summer of 2013.