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ERIC Number: EJ897475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Interdisciplinary Doctorates
Graves, Bill
School Administrator, v67 n8 p29-34 Sep 2010
Ash Solar had just wrapped up his first two years of classroom teaching when he found himself standing on the campus of Stanford University one fall day six years ago. By then, he knew he wanted to carve out a career in school leadership and was contemplating graduate school. The next day, Solar jumped on the Internet and came across a joint degree program at Stanford that allows students to simultaneously pursue a master's in business administration at the Graduate School of Business and a master of arts in education at the School of Education. He was stunned there was such a thing. Solar, a Dartmouth graduate with a history degree, had taken the Teach for America path to a 4th-grade classroom in his hometown of Houston. As he taught, he became struck by how little district administrators knew about the quality of their teachers. Solar wanted to change that, and he knew he would need more skills to do so. But he had never thought he'd go after an M.B.A. Yet as he read about Stanford's joint degree program, he came to believe it offered him the perfect fit. This article shares about new degree programs which combine financial, entrepreneurship and innovation skills fostered in M.B.A. programs with instructional leadership preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California