This specialization is a way for teachers to develop and grow their leadership skills
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 10, 2007
Walden University, an accredited online institution, recently launched a new program- M.S. in Education specialization in Teacher Leadership. The new program is designed to enable teachers to elevate their leadership abilities in their schools.
Walden University's Teacher Leadership program incorporates concepts that are becoming popular in K-12 education. This includes teacher mentorship and distributed leadership to promote school success.
"This specialization is a way for teachers to develop and grow their leadership skills," said Jonathan A. Kaplan, J.D., interim president of Walden University. "We need teachers who can speak from their rich experiences and take what they've learned to be an advocate in their schools and in their field. That's what being a master teacher is all about."
Walden University's new program provides teachers with dynamic leadership tools to encourage and mentor their colleagues. Educators will also gain exposure to the latest research and theory to enhance leadership skills. Unlike some other leadership programs that are geared to help teachers become principals or administrators, this program is designed to appeal to the teacher whose aspirations are to perfect the art and science of teaching and to use their skills in the classroom.
The core courses of the Teaching Leadership program are designed to promote knowledge and skill while supporting students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds found in today's classroom; explore the expanding roles of teachers within the profession; enable teachers to create supportive learning communities in the classroom; develop instructional leadership; and provide basic fundamentals and principles of research to improve classroom practices.
For more information on Walden's M.S. in Education, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu.
About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master's and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master's programs in engineering and information technology and a bachelor's completion program in business. Walden University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest global network of accredited campus-based and online universities.
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