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May 25, 2010 > University of Phoenix Bay Area announces Master's Degree program for educators

University of Phoenix Bay Area announces Master's Degree program for educators

Submitted By Christina Vanskike

University of Phoenix (UOPX) Bay Area Campus is offering a new master's degree program for current teachers looking to enhance their professional skills and take on leadership opportunities outside the classroom. The UOPX College of Education is now enrolling students for the Masters of Arts in Education/ Teacher Leadership for Primary - 12 grade teachers who seek to be learners, teachers and leaders.

Through this program, teachers become leaders who empower themselves and others to directly impact school culture as champions of innovation and facilitators of school improvement, professional development, and student achievement. The program provides advanced knowledge in collaboration, coaching and mentoring, decision making, planning, action research, and evaluation.

"The state budget crisis has deeply impacted local teachers and we are excited to offer these new degree programs and fill a need for those looking to advance in their career," says Dr. Jason Jones, Academic Affairs Director for the Bay Area Campus. "With nearly one-third of teachers expected to retire in the next decade, the need for highly skilled educators and administrators is imminent."

This is the first offering of this degree program for students attending University of Phoenix in the Bay Area, and will provide local educators with opportunities to advance in their career despite the economic downturn. The Masters in Education Teacher Leadership program will help teachers direct their passion for education toward implementation of strategies aimed at elementary level innovation, development and achievement.

Teachers from the Bay Area who are interested in learning more about this advanced degree program should call (925) 273-8142 and speak with an enrollment counselor. The program is being offered at the Concord, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Livermore, and Fremont Learning Centers.

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