Effective Teaching

Engage today's students -- worldwide. Elevate your teaching career with Wilkes’ online master's degree in Effective Teaching. Designed specifically for classroom educators, this unique degree teaches the advanced skills needed to engage students and improve your practice.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Master's Degree Online 30

Why Study Effective Teaching at Wilkes?

Earning a master’s degree in education not only improves your career prospects, but it also is shown to improve classroom performance. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) reports that students in classes taught by teachers with master’s degrees in teaching scored higher on standardized tests in math and reading.

Create effective, engaging and responsive learning environments by blending current pedagogy, theory and practice with instructional design methods and 21st-century strategies to help your students thrive. Wilkes designs all of its graduate education programs with working educators in mind, ensuring that your experience is flexible, meaningful, and actionable. Begin applying best practices immediately and produce better student outcomes.

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What Will You Learn as an Effective Teaching Student?

  • You’ll learn how to apply educational theory and research to classroom practice.
  • You’ll explore how to engage 21st-century learners through evidenced-based teaching techniques.
  • You’ll create lessons that reflect student interests and accommodate diverse learners.
  • You’ll discover how to implement effective classroom management and assessment strategies.

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Program Highlights

Up-to-Date Pedagogy

The program teaches advanced skills needed to engage students and improve classroom practice for new or veteran teachers. Coursework is aligned with the Danielson and Marzano teacher frameworks in order to provide a curriculum that is in line with these widely adopted models for effective teaching.

Self-Paced Learning

Our curriculum includes up to 21 credits of self-paced PLS 3rd Learning coursework with a dedicated facilitator. Courses are aligned with InTASC teaching standards adapted for domestic and international educators.

Tuition & Aid

Graduate education tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $522 per credit, or $1,566 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of our program have a variety of advancement options when it comes to their career paths. As teachers within their districts, they can explore leadership roles and apply their skills to achieve better student outcomes.

Outside of the PK-12 environment, those with master’s degrees in education can explore careers in corporate training, educational consulting, education policy, or academic publishing and assessment.

Job Titles: Teacher, Educational Consultant, Educational Policy Advocate, Education Specialist, Textbook Developer, Standardized Test Writer

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