prospective teacher has their own ideas about the type of instruction they want
to pursue. This is the main reason there are large number of Masters Programs
in Education, all of which are focused on different levels of experience and
skills. In addition, teacher can start to take one path and decide to take
different direction later in his career. If different programs are not
available, it is not possible for future students to learn all the things they
want to learn during their school and college years.
teachers who are not sure which way they want to be able to pursue some Masters
Programs in Education before they make final decision. That doesn’t mean you
can’t change your direction in any way, but students can save lot of time if
they make the right decision the first time. The best way for students to make
sure they are choosing the right one is to review number of programs that they
find interesting. They can even choose to take some of the classes needed to
graduate with the education program and develop taste for the type of career
they can expect.
of Education program is designed to provide good start for students who wish to
pursue teaching careers in the fields covered by the chosen Master’s program of
students. Be it early childhood education, post-secondary education, English or
other areas of expertise, students will be able to contribute to the learning
experience of every student who enters his classroom. Choosing one that suits
the teacher’s interests will ensure lifetime commitment to the subject matter
and students who are committed to learning.… READ MORE ...
I’m sure many of you have enjoyed
watching TV shows exploiting our intelligence (or in some cases, ignorance),
like “Who wants to be Millionaire?” or “Are You Smarter than Fifth-Grader?”
Then there are those TV reality reporters taking survey of the “average
citizen on the street” which ask what would most certainly be questions of
what should be obvious knowledge; and finding such surprising answers showing
what is often embarrassing ignorance or lack of concern for knowing the
Even the relatively recent
“Jaywalking” segments on the Tonight Show with host, Jay Leno tested
the “common knowledge” base of average pedestrians in L.A. with such
questions as: How many stars on the American Flag?? (52); Do you remember the
last book you read?? (Uh, do magazines & comics count?); Where does the
Pope live? (England); What’s the tenure of Supreme Court judge? (I’d guess four
years); and on and on!!!!
Are we “cherry-picking” these comments to just produce
Well, NO! There are many recent
surveys out there; National Geographic’s Literacy Survey is just one.
So why is this??
First: is because of our
government run school system. Our current schools are maintained and supported
by Fed & State funds whether they are properly run or not. There are no
choices, even if they are poorly administered or not, even if teachers are lacking
or not (especially since many tenured teachers lose their competitive edge and
professional motivation). The story is so very similar in other government run
organizations like the Post Office as prime example; where you have (unionized)
employees who feel their job is beyond reproach; where an “act of
Congress” is needed to discipline or remove an employee for poor
Currently, poor performing school
becomes rewarded with enrollments primarily due to attendance requirements
imposed on … READ MORE ...