All Masters Programs in Education Are Not Suitable for Everyone

All Masters Programs in Education Are Not Suitable for Everyone

Each 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.

What about 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.

The Master 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 ...

Disappointing Generation – Who’s Fault Is It?

Disappointing Generation - Who's Fault Is It?

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 answers.

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 “entertainment”?

Well, NO! There are many recent surveys out there; National Geographic’s Literacy Survey is just one.

So why is this??

Twofold:

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 performance.

Currently, poor performing school becomes rewarded with enrollments primarily due to attendance requirements imposed on … READ MORE ...