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Waldorf University offers one of the most affordable ways to earn a Master’s in Education online. The goal of effective teachers is to maximize their students’ engagement, creating a positive and inclusive learning environment while establishing a culture of continuous education in their classrooms. Waldorf’s Master of Arts in education effective teacher program gives participants the competitive edge they need to pursue careers as community education specialists, counselors, education administration professionals, lead teachers, special curriculum specialists, and teachers’ assistants.
A year ago, I boarded an airplane and took my window seat next to a middle school girl and her mom. We were about to take off and travel the length of the country when I heard delighted laughter coming from my row mates. Of course, I wanted to know what was so funny, so I listened a little closer, which is not hard when you are seated on a crowded airplane.
I've had the opportunity to speak at various colleges around my state this year. Although each campus has its own flavor, I am guaranteed to be asked one question at some point in my visit—usually from a student teacher. Although it comes in many forms, it goes something like this: “I'm student teaching. Whenever other teachers in my building find out I’m going to become a teacher they ask why. They say get out while you still can.”
Although I disagree with the statement, the question is necessary—why are you teaching? My why comes in two parts: it’s for myself and my students.
Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with five areas of emphasis to choose from, and the Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. No matter where you are in the world, you can pursue a master’s degree or certificate backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation, student support team, and a powerful network of students, mentors, and alumni. Penn State is accepting applications for the spring 2019 semester. Take the next step to advance your career in education and become part of the Penn State network of more than 692,000 alumni.