Rachael UtseyI’ve always felt there were so many more opportunities available in the field of education for those with master’s degrees, and continuing my education helps me be a better teacher and role model for my students.

The master’s in Elementary Education program’s online format works well with my schedule and also provides many opportunities to help me see that I am learning. For instance, the education placement opportunities allow me to practice what we discuss in class. I can complete most of these placement opportunities in my own classroom.

In public education, an advanced degree leads to higher pay and different opportunities than with just a bachelor’s degree. It allows me to gain additional certification. I also see that I am constantly improving in my teaching through the practices of reflection and learning implemented in my degree program.

Published: February 18th, 2021