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5 Areas a Teacher Can Improve with a Master’s Degree in Education


The best thing about education is the students, who are all very different and who change every day. This means a teacher’s job is about more than just teaching; it is also about learning. In order to meet the needs of each student, teachers must learn new ways of creating flexible, motivating classrooms. A great way to keep up with this constantly developing field is to enroll in an online master’s degree in education. There are five areas of a teacher’s life that this kind of professional development can improve.

1. Organization

An online master’s degree in education can help you understand which professional resources you must organize to ensure a successful school year. A disorganized teacher will have a far more difficult year; it is imperative that teachers learn and implement a professional system that they can easily maintain throughout the year.

2. Experimentation

Professional development that teachers can implement as they learn means they can experiment with their own education on their students instead of relying on case studies. They can try out new ideas and then report the results back to a community of learners who can help them assess the results and develop new strategies.

3. Clarification

One of the toughest aspects of teaching is the constantly developing classroom environment. This requires steady professional development if teachers are to stay current with best practices. An online master’s degree in education can prepare teachers to understand new requirements as they arise. It is through this personal education that teachers may find answers to their questions about common core and standards.

4. Reflection

When teachers reflect on their teaching daily, they bring professional development into their daily practice. To let theory inform teaching and teaching inform theory is to become a more educated teacher. As a student in an online master’s degree in education, a teacher can reflect within a community rather than in isolation. This can help further inform the practice of teaching.

5. Rejuvenation

Educators can get burned out easily. If they do not make an effort to grow professionally, they may rely on older systems of teaching that are no longer effective. The path to rejuvenated teaching lies in seeking simpler ways of being more effective in the classroom. An online master’s degree in education can help a teacher find that rejuvenation, which is good for schools, teachers and their students.

Learn more about the LSUS online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program.


Sources

Edutopia: Defining “Best Practice” in Teaching

Education Week: Disorganized Classroom, Disastrous School Year

Edutopia: 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher


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