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Advance Your Career with Teacher Education Online

February 21, 2020 by Karen Grossman |

TED_Blog-LSAre you excited about science and want to develop curriculum? Maybe a role as math specialist for your district is your dream job. Would you like to learn how to support English learners in your classroom, no matter your content area?

Develop the skills to move beyond your classroom and into leadership roles within your school or district. At UNC Greensboro, you can advance your career with an online master’s in education or an add-on teaching licensure.

We offer Teacher Education programs online in K–12 ESL Add-On Licensure, Master of Education in Teacher Education: Elementary Mathematics Education, or Master of Education in Teacher Education: Elementary Science Education.

Schools Seek Our Graduates

UNCG’s School of Education prepares more education professionals annually than any university in the Triad. Schools want graduates from our Teacher Education programs because we have a reputation of excellence in preparing teachers for the profession.

“We are known for our education programs,” says Dr. Kerri Richardson, chair for the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education. “Teacher Education Online expands that reputation to districts who are too far away to take advantage of our face-to-face options. With online, we can offer more opportunities to study teaching while maintaining high quality.”

School of Education programs are ranked among the best in the nation for regional graduate school of education and best online master’s in education programs. Additionally, the MEd in Elementary Math is recognized as a Best Online Master’s in Math Education Program by Best Colleges.

“For teacher preparation in the state, we are definitely up-to-date with all the information and application,” says Dr. Ye He, coordinator of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teacher Education program. “With the administrators who are hiring ESL teachers, I think we do have a reputation of doing a good job preparing teachers.”

Programs provide students with knowledge of the latest research in the field. Partnerships with schools and communities help connect what students are learning to field-based practice.

An Impact in the Classroom and Beyond

Move from overseeing your classroom to overseeing your department or even your district. With an online MEd in math or science, you will be eligible to become a curriculum specialist, curriculum developer, facilitator, math or science coach, district specialist, or other leadership role at your school site.

Educators of any content area can learn how to support English learners in their classrooms. There are more than 200 dual language and immersion programs in North Carolina for the 2019–20 school year. With about 10 percent of the overall U.S. public school population classified as English learners, He says the ESL licensure is a benefit for all teachers.

“Many practicing teachers enter our programs wanting to know much more about how their students are understanding the content they teach and how they can help them grow,” Richardson says. “Teacher Education Online creates spaces for teachers to learn from one another, share ideas and resources, and to create long-term relationships.”

Choose From Three Online Programs

Teacher Education Online offers the flexibility of a convenient format with new skills you can apply in your classroom immediately.

Choose from three online programs:

This program prepares North Carolina teachers with initial licensure to work with English learners in K–12 public school settings. The program is nine credits, and two additional courses lead to a Dual Language concentration.

Through hands-on, research-based instruction, learn to integrate technology into students’ mathematical education and align your lessons to the Common Core. In addition to five general education courses, this program provides six math courses to demonstrate the latest developments in mathematics instruction. Add-on licensure in elementary math is also available.

The ten courses in this program provide an in-depth exploration of issues related to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, research, and elementary science education content. Through science learning within and beyond the classroom, students learn cutting-edge science, environmental, and engineering education, as well as engage in teacher research. Add-on licensure in elementary science is also available.

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