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taking three courses, allowing her to
graduate in 12 months.
The Master of Education degree in
teaching and technology is a 30-credit
program completely online. Its aim is
to help teachers effectively incorporate
technology into the classroom.The
Higher Learning Commission, the
accrediting body for William Woods,
granted approval in 2012 for the
university to offer two complete
degree programs through distance
education delivery.
Libbert hopes her degree will help
her in the job market. “I hope to one
day get an instructional technology
job, which is teaching instructors and
professionals how to use technology in
the classroom.”
Libbert is one of about 40 students
in the Master of Education degree in
teaching and technology program,
but not all are traditional teachers.
Some, like Meredith Leslie, are
business professionals.
Leslie, a 1995 graduate of
William Woods and a member of
the WWU Alumni Board, works for
Proctor&Gamble in the pet care
sales and capabilities and learning
department. She is completing her
Master of Education degree in teaching
and technology from her office in Ohio.
I am not a traditional teacher, but
I am a teacher for our employees. My
goal is to make my training more
effective and efficient. I want to build
more classes that can reach more people
than just through my office.”
Leslie has already seen
improvements in her teaching style.
Each class that I have taken has
given me nuggets of information or
skills that help me become a better
educator. My skills around assessments
have already dramatically improved.”
Brenda McDorman, a 1978 WWU
graduate, teaches the program and
credits the online interaction between
teachers and businesspeople for the
program’s success.
Educators and business
professionals are able to cross their
expertise, which opens up doors and
thinking. Each course is designed to
build upon one another toward a
common goal. It helps expose the
teachers to business world expectations,
which is helpful to pass down to
their students.”
For more information about the
Master of Education degree in
teaching and technology, go to
Online.WilliamWoods.edu.
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Each class that I have taken has given
me nuggets of information or skills
that help me become a better educator.
Page 14: Emily Libbert in her classroom (Photo courtesy of Libbert)
Above: Meredith Leslie (Photo by Michael Barnes)