Take the next step in your career, pursue an area of professional inquiry, or qualify for a higher pay grade.
If you’re like most educators, teaching is a passion and a reward in itself. You take pride in your work and strive to do best by your students –- and you know that doing this requires staying up to date on current practices, learning about emerging technologies and exploring new methods and teaching techniques. For you, professional development is not something that’s optional, it’s essential.
Three Paths for Professional Development & Advancement Specifically designed for practicing educators, our courses and programs for professional development feature convenient schedules, various formats and flexible avenues for completion. Depending on your background and your goals as an educator, one of these paths is right for you:
Start or Complete an M.A. in Education
Take classes on a full- or part-time basis and reap the benefits of an advanced professional degree. Class schedules and course offerings are scheduled around the public school calendar and held in the evenings and on weekends. Learn more about the options for an M.A. in Education at JSC.
Take a Graduate-Level Education Course
JSC makes it convenient and affordable to continually add credentials and boost your earning power by taking one or two graduate Education courses at a time. Courses are offered year-round — and we can create customized options for you or your institution. During summer breaks, SummerEDU is the place to go for accelerated, affordable courses on cutting-edge education topics. During the fall and spring semesters, courses and schedules are listed in the JSC Course Bulletin.
Design Your Own Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
If you already have a master’s degree in Education, you can pursue a special area of interest or professional inquiry through a self-designed Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. While CAGSs at other colleges and universities typically comprise 30 to 60 credits, CAGSs at Johnson State College start at just 15 credits and can be completed entirely off campus. Not only do CAGSs help you reach new heights of excellence in your own teaching career, they enable you to contribute important knowledge to the teaching profession.
Contact Cathy Higley in the Office of Graduate & Professional Learning at JSC to learn more and get started. Cathy can be reached at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-635-1244.