ABU to launch M.Ed.: Teacher Leader beginning in Fall of 2017
Philippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University announced the addition of the Master’s in Education: Teacher Leader degree to its offerings. The announcement was made on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 during a press conference held on the Alderson Broaddus campus.
When Alderson Broaddus made the move to University status in 2013, an expanded master’s degree offering was part of the strategic plan. This program is delivered entirely online and is designed to prepare licensed Pre-K-12 teacher educators to take on new teacher leadership roles in the classroom, school and district.
“Throughout our history we have been very concerned about teaching and learning and that is the primary emphasis and activity at this institution,” said Alderson Broaddus President Dr. Tim Barry. “It is very appropriate in this day and age that we develop this online advanced degree program to address the issue of teaching as well as the teacher as a leader in the community, in the classroom and in the area of education.”
The Master’s in Education: Teacher Leader has a full-time student and a part-time student track. The full-time option allows degree seekers to finish in one year and a summer session while the part-time option can be completed in two years and one summer session.
“It is a totally online program,” said Dr. F. Joseph Super, Dean of the College of Education and Music. “It affords practicing teachers who want to stay in the classroom, the opportunity to do so while rising to leadership roles among their colleagues.”
The online course delivery will prepare teacher leaders to assume roles that include: mentor teacher, lead teacher, department chair, curriculum design specialist, academic coach, technology integration specialist, professional development specialist and school improvement specialist.
Applications for the Master’s in Education: Teacher Leader program are being accepted immediately with the first cohort beginning classes in the Fall of 2017.
Alderson Broaddus is continuing to add more graduate programs and academic initiatives, which will be announced in the near future.
Dr. F. Joseph Super, Dean of the College of Education and Music