Marzano Research Laboratory Offers New Online Master's Program for Teachers

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Dr. Robert J. Marzano designs online master's course that builds skills and provides tools teachers can use to significantly increase student achievement.

I'm very pleased to work with Wilkes University and the Institute to design this degree based on my work

Dr. Robert J. Marzano, researcher, author and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory, has designed a master's degree that supports teachers in achieving significant student learning gains. Educators can enroll now for an online course that will earn them a Master of Science in Education with a major in the Art and Science of Teaching.

During this groundbreaking program of study, teachers acquire and implement the skills and tools revealed by research to increase student achievement. Program content is presented as a robust, easy-to-understand model of instruction. To earn the degree, teachers progress through nine courses within a supportive cohort of colleagues. Along the way, they monitor the progress of their students' learning gains as a result of implementing the research-based strategies they learn. Marzano's master's degree is offered in partnership by Marzano Research Laboratory, the National Institute for Professional Practice, and Wilkes University, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

"Dr. Marzano is a nationally known expert with 40 years of experience translating educational research into practical classroom strategies. He knows what works and what doesn't work, and he's dedicated his career to providing educators with techniques that allow them to measure success," said Michael Speziale, Ed.D., dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and the School of Education at Wilkes University. "This course of study will help teachers adopt Marzano's research, which has proven results in boosting student achievement."

"I'm very pleased to work with Wilkes University and the Institute to design this degree based on my work," Marzano said. "The guiding principle of the program is whether students are learning what is being taught, not whether teachers are implementing the instructional strategies."

The Art and Science of Teaching master's degree is presented in a convenient, online format accessible from anywhere with Internet access. While degree candidates have deadlines to meet, there are no required login times.

Class sections of just five to 10 educators allow for lively, relevant online discussions rich with individual attention. Strategies learned in the course can be applied immediately in classrooms.

This 30-credit program requires teachers to document evidence of how implementation has produced gains in student achievement. It features printable articles with audio recordings, teaching and learning guides, exemplary videos and instructional tools.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 fall semester. Visit or call 888-235-6555 for more information.

About Marzano Research Laboratory
Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) is a joint venture between Solution Tree and Dr. Robert J. Marzano. In service to educators, the new company synthesizes Dr. Marzano's years of educational research, world-renowned for its breadth and depth, into accessible components teachers and principals can use for immediate gains in student learning. Continuous action research will ensure MRL strategies are always at the forefront of best practice. Find it online at

About National Institute for Professional Practice
The National Institute for Professional Practice is an innovative educational organization founded in response to the needs of today's educators. Through strategic alliances with nationally recognized experts and a partnership with Wilkes University, the institute offers three master's degrees in education and one letter of endorsement program.

About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is an accredited, premier, nonsectarian liberal arts university located in northeastern Pennsylvania. One of the largest private providers of graduate education for teachers in Pennsylvania, Wilkes offers 17 master's degree programs in education and a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership. Programs include nine online graduate education degrees.

Contact Information:
Erinn Drone
Marzano Research Laboratory
555 North Morton Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: (888) 849-0851


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