FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Dec. 14, 2016
Chambersburg, Pa. — Building on its master’s degree program in education, Wilson College has partnered with Eduspire, an innovative provider of continuing education courses for teachers, to add a Master of Educational Technology degree to its growing list of graduate programs. Classes are set to begin in the spring 2017 semester.
The M.E.T. program, which will consist of 10 courses, is geared toward education professionals who want to strengthen their skills and knowledge about how to incorporate technology effectively into all aspects education.
With a wide array of course offerings, the program is designed for flexibility to accommodate the various interests of educational professionals. Courses are offered online, face to face and in hybrid formats. If, for example, a local school district has a cohort of students enrolling in the M.E.T. program, “we will bring an instructor to the individual district,” said Eric Michael, director of Wilson’s Master of Education program.
There is great potential for enrollment in the M.E.T. program at Wilson, according to Michael, who said Wilson receives numerous inquiries about an M.E.T. degree every semester.
“School districts across the country have invested heavily in technology,” said Michael, adding that new and evolving technologies have steep learning curves and school districts are seeking employees with the skills to effectively make use of the latest technological developments.
“Increasingly, school districts and schools are looking for those teachers who have the knowledge and desire to use technology to its greatest potential for the classroom and for each student,” Michael said.
He said the degree will help certified teachers in the classroom, while providing the potential for advancement for teachers and other education personnel that do not have teaching certifications. “People with the M.E.T. degree will be sought to move into leadership positions,” said Michael.
By partnering with Eduspire, Wilson is able to provide a wide range of elective courses, according to Michael. “The uniqueness of our M.E.T. program is there are 40 courses and four core content areas, and there are electives in the core content areas—so an individual can tailor this to their specific needs,” he said.
For more information about Edspire, visit www.eduspire.org.
The M.E.T. is Wilson’s eighth graduate program. In addition to the Master of Education, the college has master’s programs in nursing, management, fine arts, the humanities, accountancy and healthcare management.
Wilson is currently registering students for spring M.E.T. classes. Prospective students can get more information or register at www.wilson.edu/master-educational-technology or by calling 717-262-3109 or 262-2045.
Wilson’s Board of Trustees approved the M.E.T., which had previously been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in late October.
Eric Michael, Director of the M.Ed.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors and master’s degrees in education, the humanities, accountancy, management, nursing, fine arts and healthcare management for sustainability. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2016 enrollment of 1,098, which includes students from 18 states and 16 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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