Master of Arts in Education
1.Prepare teachers who are distinguished by their comprehensive liberal learning, developed through the challenging liberal studies component and integration of the undergraduate degree program;
2.Prepare teachers who have mastery of the subject specialization, developed through the baccalaureate degree in the academic discipline and through graduate courses and experiences in their chosen teaching field;
3.Prepare teachers who demonstrate professional skills of high quality, developed through solid professional education curriculum offerings and meaningful clinical and internship experiences;
4.Prepare teachers who are stimulated to exchange and implement the results of research and new knowledge in the profession;
5.Prepare teachers who function with competence and confidence in confronting issues of the profession in a pluralistic society characterized by continuous change;
6.Prepare teachers who have leadership competence in making informed professional judgments;
7.Prepare candidates who are able to enter doctoral or other professional education programs; and
8.Prepare reflective teachers who are capable of continually and critically analyzing their own professional performance, which allows them to grow in a professional manner; who are characterized by habits of life-long learning; and who engage in scholarly interaction and further learning experiences.
The diversity of the students at Truman definitely surprised me. We’re in a small town in northeast Missouri, but there are students from all over the world here.