Let’s face it: teaching is not an easy job. The job is so notorious for its challenges that to say that it’s hard has become a cliché understatement. For as many of us know, teaching is beyond challenging: it might be described as invigorating, exciting, heartbreaking, confusing, and mind-boggling (in the best and worst of ways) all at once.
Thankfully, K-12 teachers have the opportunity to once again become students and work on developing skills that may help them be more effective and innovative in the classroom and beyond. Masters in teaching programs exist to deliver just such an opportunity.
Masters of education programs are for K-12 teachers who want to discover and implement effective and transformative teaching theories and methodologies in the classroom and educational setting. They want to influence and improve education, and they want do so as graduate-level teachers, administrators, and leaders. Ultimately, they strive to make a difference in the lives of students and in the broader field of education. In many ways, teachers with a master’s in education may be a critical part of creating the schools of our future.