Penn State announces master's degree in educational leadership
People who are interested in teaching careers can help boost their job prospects thanks to a new online program introduced by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), which is offering a new master's degree in educational leadership.
The new online master's program was created to enable teachers to fulfill other duties, in addition to their role as educators. Those who seek leadership training can use knowledge of school administration trends to keep their students on the cutting edge.
"The demands on teachers' time are intense," said Nona A. Prestine, professor of education and lead professor for the new Penn State College of Education master’s degree program. "Today, the leadership of teachers is acknowledged as a vibrant and essential feature of any significant and sustainable school improvement effort."
The Penn State degree is being offered through the university's World Campus program, which allows students to study online. The 30-credit teacher leadership master's degree focuses on five main subjects: responsible influence, the organization of schools relative to the community, professional development, curriculum/assessment practices and practice-based inquiry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for education administrators is good, with high retirement rates and low numbers of applicants providing plenty of opportunities for those with master's degrees.
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