Is That PhD From Columbia Or Capella? No Matter.

Now this is something that I don't think the Levine report from last month ever really got to: the large and growing proportion of the degrees that teachers, principals, and admins use to get ahead on district salary scales -- and improve their skills, of course. That's what makes Kevin Carey's recent mini-report on ed school graduates so interesting -- in essence it shows how big Nova, Argosy, Capella, and other nontraditional and often online programs have become (The No. 1 Graduate School of Education?). After all, the thinking goes, if you get the same salary bump whether you go to Columbia or Capella, why not go to the cheaper, more flexible school? And, given the sorry state of many traditional education schools, it's not entirely clear that it's not the right decision.

Previous Posts: Levine Slashes Teacher Prep Programs. Related posts: Teacher Education: What Happened Then, What's Wrong Now? (at Jenny D).


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