Classes will be offered at 4:15 p.m. on Mondays beginning this fall. A location for the classes will be announced at a later date, officials said.
MA in Teaching and Learning
The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning degree program helps individual teachers rethink and improve their teaching, resulting not only in better student learning outcomes, but also new confidence, commitments and enjoyment for teachers, officials said.
The 33-hour program features on-site, cohort-based classes and options for emphasis areas, including literacy, educational technology, special education and more.
Specialist in Education-Teacher Leadership
The Specialist in Education-Teacher Leadership degree program is designed for teachers who desire to take on leadership roles in their schools and school districts – in and out of the classroom.
This is a “blended” degree with some work done online, giving students a little more flexibility regarding attendance. Classes include Contemporary Educational Problems, Diversity, Curriculum Design and more, officials said.
“Administrators in the West Plains school district initiated conversations with MSU about these degrees, citing a desire to bring a quality program to teachers in the West Plains area,” according to Steven P. Jones, program coordinator.
Area educators interested in these new degrees should contact Jones at 417-836-5982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.