Friday, October 20, 2006

Master of Education

Currently, I am finishing up my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and at one of my more recent classes, my professor was discussing the current "Course Route" grad degrees. She stated that our University is discussing the possibility of changing the name of these types of programs to "Master of Teaching" to indicate that these degrees may be "terminal". In other words, many Universitites will not accept this type of degree as a prerequisite for further studies. This is interesting because there are many educators out there who simply want to further his/her learning for various reasons: love of learning, advancement, and increase in pay. This may deter students from further education if they know that there is a limit to their ability to further their education simply because they aren't interested in the research process. I realize that many academics feel that you have to be "published"... but I'm not completely convinced of this.

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