Mentoring the Next Generation of Teachers: Walden's Teacher Preparation Program
More than 2 million new P–12 teachers will be needed in the next decade to bridge the gap between the growing number of veteran teachers retiring and increasing student enrollment, according to the National Education Association.
What can you do to help support your school and profession in addressing this teacher shortage?
Help us spread the word about a new program designed to prepare the next generation of teachers. Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership has launched the state-approved teacher preparation programs with an optional Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree for talented individuals from a wide range of industries who share a desire to teach. This program prepares working professionals to translate their existing skills and experience into a new career in education.
Teacher Preparation Programs
Overview: Post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs with an optional Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Time to Completion: 16 to 20 months (time to completion may vary by student)
Delivery: Online format combined with fieldwork experience
Focus Areas: Early Childhood Education and Special Education, (Emotional/Behavioral Disorders or Learning Disabilities)
Visit the Walden Teacher Preparation Program Web site for more information.
Gateway to Teaching
Teacher candidates have a number of ways to customize their Walden education, including the option to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with just two additional courses. They may also choose from the focus areas of Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 3); Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K–12); and Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K–12).
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