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ERIC Number: EJ1087746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
Evaluating a Middle Level Master's Program at Southeastern University: Recommendations and Outcomes
Armstrong, Abbigail J.
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v20 n1 p1-7 2015
This article describes original research to determine reasons graduate students do not complete requirements for a Master's (M.Ed.) in Middle Level Education degree at the Southeastern University. Since the program's initial cohort the graduation rate has decreased. Program faculty was concerned about the increasing difference between the number of applicant completers, as well as the decreasing number of applicants. In the original study, the data revealed that the most favorable outcome of completing a Master's in Middle Level Education degree was receiving a pay raise. The analysis also revealed barriers to the Master's in Middle Level Education program such as limited provisions of financial assistance. In 2014, the researcher completed a follow-up comparison of numbers of applicants and completers to determine if the downward trend of numbers had continued. The number of applicants had steadily declined. The author revisits the original recommendations for the faculty and discusses courses of actions for the future of the degree.
National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education. Web site: http://www.napomle.org/journal.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina