Many individuals who want to advance in their careers lack the higher degrees that are necessary to move up to a higher position. Online colleges provide professionals with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree while maintaining their full-time job.
Recently, Ashford University announced that it will begin offering two specializations for students who are working toward a master’s degree in education: mathematics instruction as well as family and community services. Individuals who choose to focus on mathematics will have the tools they need to instruct elementary and middle school students.
“This specialization, with 12 credits of mathematics instruction, will address specific topics such as teaching algebraic thinking, the use of technology in mathematics instruction, and addressing math and science instruction together,” said Rebecca Wardlow, the program director for the College of Education at Ashford University.
The family and community services specialization will provide graduates with the knowledge to address the non-traditional educational requirements of students. Counseling and social welfare will also be addressed in courses throughout the program.
The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning shows that more than 5 million students from 2,500 colleges and universities across the country were enrolled in at least one online course in the fall of 2009.