Board of Directors approves proposal for M.A. in Education
In response to new Ohio Department of Education Teacher Certification Standards, which now require all teachers graduating in the year 2002 and after to hold a master’s degree for their second licensure renewal, Wittenberg again plans to offer an M.A. in Education beginning in fall 2001.
The university previously offered an M.A. in Education in the 1960s.
In May, the board of directors approved the proposal for the program, which will be administered by the department of education.
“The program is designed for practicing teachers as they work to improve their practice,” explained Robert Welker, professor of education and director of Wittenberg’s Center for Professional Development.
“The education department is committed to helping teachers respond to the changing educational environments that they confront on a daily basis.”
The degree must now be approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Wittenberg’s regional accrediting body.
If approved, Welker expects to admit 15-20 P-12 teachers the first year as well as offer a selection of courses for teachers working on personal professional development plans.