TeacherReady Students Can Earn their M.Ed. through New Partnership with Coker University

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Coker University is a private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina that prides itself on being a student-focused, supportive and close-knit community. The university combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. Coker prepares students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as top college in South Carolina for value.

Coker University’s Wiggins School of Education has a specialized Master of Education program designed for educators and professionals who wish to focus on curriculum and instructional technology in an educational setting. Offered in an online format, this advanced degree is attainable for those currently working in the field of education, including current TeacherReady students and alumni.

With this new partnership, TeacherReady students and alumni can transfer credits toward the Master of Education degree at Coker University.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Coker University,” says Dr. Sarah Miller, TeacherReady Director of Partnerships and Student Support Services. “This partnership offers our students an opportunity to transfer six credit hours to earn their M. Ed with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. This partnership allows our current students and alumni an outstanding master’s program to continue their education at one flat rate.”

The M.Ed. program in Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) at Coker provides teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to help their students succeed as digital literacy is one of the most important skills for K-12 students to learn. Teachers in the M.Ed. CIT program will learn a wide variety of digital tools and strategies, including formative and summative assessment, asynchronous and hybrid instruction, video creation and editing and digital project-based learning.

“The M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Technology program at Coker helps teachers harness the power of instructional technology in a project-based, practical way, as they use these tools to improve their classroom practice,” says Dr. Susan Henderson, Professor of Education, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Coker University. “As instructional technology skills become more and more necessary for educating 21st-century students, the skills teachers learn in the M.Ed. CIT program will be extremely beneficial in helping TeacherReady students reach their full potential. This program will support teachers with the tools and confidence to meet the needs of students in an ever-changing environment. Confidence combined with a strong teacher knowledge base is essential to the success of reaching all students.”

As part of the M.Ed. CIT program at Coker, students will also earn one of the most recognized and well-respected certifications in the educational realm: Google Certified Educator.

For more information about the TeacherReady partnership with Coker University, view our partnership page here.

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