Certificate in Assessment and Planning
Certificate in Literacy
Certificate in Technology Integration, Masters of Science in Teaching Excellence
The Masters in Teaching Excellence (MTX) is designed to be cutting edge such that participants learn the latest information about assessment and planning, technology integration, and/or literacy. In learning institutions, educators are required to make efficient and appropriate educational decisions for their students as well as document students growth. Teachers and others need to be knowledgeable about formal and informal assessments to inform and plan appropriate instruction. Often literacy is a major area of struggle for learners. In this age of expanding information, knowledge about and expertise in ever evolving digital technologies is critical. The MTX program is planned to address these requirements.
The MTX is a flexible program designed for in-service school professionals, primarily teachers. Other educational practitioners (school counselors, school media specialists and librarians, and others) may also find the program beneficial. This program is tailored to develop expertise in the self-selected areas of assessment and planning, literacy, and/or technology integration. This expertise is achieved through completion of coursework from two of three certificates in assessment and planning, literacy, and/or technology integration (and their respective applied projects and portfolios), and two research courses. Applied projects require integration of content at the classroom, school or district level, depending on the students focus.
Sage's graduate program in Teaching Excellence fosters a close relationship between students and faculty. Students meet individually online with their program adviser to plan their program of study (32 credits) with an emphasis on selecting the areas most appropriate for the student based on their personal interests and professional needs. Students in the MTX program are mentored through their applied projects and portfolio.
Sage's School of Education first received accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in October 2001.