July 12, 2011
A new master's degree program has been added in the Teacher Education Department at Shawnee State University – Intervention Specialist with Mild/Moderate K-12 Special Education Licensure.
The first cohort of Teacher Education master's degree students with a degree in Curriculum and Instruction graduated at Spring Commencement this year in May. Both master's degree programs are designed for the working classroom teacher.
The new program that begins this fall is designed to afford teachers the opportunity to obtain both their master's degree and Intervention Specialist Licensure in a combination of online and face-to-face course offerings.
The classes are offered in the evenings and include one summer session. Some graduate level courses are available for teachers who need to renew their teaching certificates and licenses.
"We are so excited to be able to bring high quality, accessible and affordable graduate education to the teachers of our region," said Paul Madden, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Teacher Education. "The addition of the Intervention Specialist program to the existing Curriculum and Instruction master's program brings an option for professional advancement in a high-need licensure area. Both programs help to further prepare educators to be leaders in their districts and communities."
Students who enroll in an education master's program may be eligible for financial assistance through the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for Higher Education (TEACH) Program.
"Our graduate education programs bring together outstanding faculty and area teachers, who, through the course of the program, do research that can transform what is done in the classroom," said Kenneth Carlson, Ed.D. and graduate program facilitator. "This is what you want in a graduate program in teaching."
For more information, contact Marcia Tackett at (740) 351-3220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at http://grad.shawnee.edu. Deadline for applications for the Fall 2011 cohort is Friday, Aug. 5.