Northern Illinois University

Northern Today

Northern Today - July 13, 2009

Bradley Bond, Mary Beth Henning and Sally ConklinNew master's degree in teaching will turn
professionals into certified teachers

Professionals who are considering changing careers to become teachers will have a specially designed master’s degree of their own beginning this fall.

NIU’s new Master of Arts in Teaching, with specializations in elementary education and health education, is designed for those people who are seeking their initial certification as teachers. The new degree separates them from established teachers who are pursuing professional development at the graduate level.