ERIC Number: ED098215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Master of Arts in Urban School Teaching (MUST)
This article describes the Master of Arts Degree Program in Urban School Teaching (MUST), which was develped to serve the needs of inner-city schools with 85 to 100 percent minority enrollment. Twenty to 30 teachers from a school are selected for the graduate program that focuses on the problems and goals defined by each school staff. The school principal functions as an active coordinator and instructor in the program. Teachers are encouraged to work in teams in researching problems within their school and developing recommendations and programs based on their findings. The primary goals of MUST are to provide the skills, knowledge, and understanding to a school staff to enable them to resolve inner-city school problems. The completion of the MUST pilot program in three schools during the 1973-74 year showed the following results: (a) improved climate of the schools, (b) reduction in teacher turnover, and (c) improved student achievement. (Author/PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Pepperdine Univ., Los Angeles, CA. School of Education.