Mississippi university introduces new education degree online

posted on Wednesday, Dec 07 2011

Jackson State University (JSU) has entered into a partnership with Education Online Services Corporation to deliver a new online masters degree program in teaching.

Taught at the university’s College of Education and Human Development, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree will commence in January. Aimed at professionals with teaching experience, the online masters degree program will prepare students to teach at the K-12 level, and could also benefit individuals who wish to pursue careers in teaching leadership and administration roles.

“We are greatly pleased to have some many good things in place at Jackson State University to allow us the opportunity to deliver our Master of Arts in Teaching Program online,” William Brown, director of the online masters degree program, said in a statement. “The college of education remains ‘at point’ and continues to prepare high performing teachers and school leaders capable of impacting the world.”

Online masters degrees, such as the one set to launch at JSU, are an ideal way for more experienced working professionals to advance their careers and develop skill sets without sacrificing their employment or family responsibilities.

According to data from the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, although older non-traditional students required more technical assistance when enrolled in online certificate programs, they achieved equal or better academic results as their younger peers.

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