The best, most effective teachers inspire a lifelong love of learning, encouraging students to soak up knowledge, experiences and opportunities to grow and succeed.
In their desire to provide the best education for their students, these teachers consider themselves lifelong learners too, eager to advance their knowledge of new technologies, different teaching modalities, and the latest trends.
A teacher who earns a master’s degree in the education field can enjoy many benefits including a greater understanding of how students learn, and how to adapt to students’ diverse needs in our ever-changing society.
The advantages of a master’s degree in education
Increased pay. According to the Department of Education, teachers who earn a master’s degree in education are paid over 20 percent more annually than teachers with a bachelor’s degree. Employers recognize the value of an advanced degree, and consider these education professionals experts in their fields.
Leadership opportunities. A teacher with a master’s degree enjoys more opportunities to be promoted to administrative positions, specialists of specific subject areas, testing directors and more.
More marketability. A master’s degree in the education field is a respected degree and can be a deciding factor when it comes to hiring. School administrators and other employers value the expertise and specialized knowledge a teacher gains through earning a master’s degree in the education field.
Better teaching skills. Masters-Education.com notes that students who are taught by teachers with master’s degrees have higher graduation rates, more positively contribute to the economy and society in general, and are less likely to engage in risky behavior.
Spring Arbor University offers four online master’s degrees for teachers:
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Arts in Reading
- Master of Arts in TESOL
- Master of Special Education
The next start date for these programs is August 14, 2015. For more information, call 1.844.621.0900.