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A Question of Degrees

Professor Margaret Crocco takes on the issue of whether teachers need education degrees in an opinion column on the New York Times Web site in which she argues that "all teachers should have master's degrees that both deepen their content knowledge and help them learn how to shape content into subject matter for effective engagement in K-12 classrooms."
In the “Room for Debate” forum on the New York Times Web site, Margaret Crocco, Professor and Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, takes on the question of whether teachers need education degrees.

Crocco is one of 10 educators, from a high school teacher to former TC President Arthur Levine, who weigh on the issue. Crocco argues in her article that “all teachers should have master’s degrees that both deepen their content knowledge and help them learn how to shape content into subject matter for effective engagement in K-12 classrooms — not an easy matter by any means.”

To read the article, go to http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/education-degrees-and-teachers-pay/?emc=eta1#arthurarthur.

Published Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

A Question of Degrees

In the “Room for Debate” forum on the New York Times Web site, Margaret Crocco, Professor and Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, takes on the question of whether teachers need education degrees.

Crocco is one of 10 educators, from a high school teacher to former TC President Arthur Levine, who weigh on the issue. Crocco argues in her article that “all teachers should have master’s degrees that both deepen their content knowledge and help them learn how to shape content into subject matter for effective engagement in K-12 classrooms — not an easy matter by any means.”

To read the article, go to http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/education-degrees-and-teachers-pay/?emc=eta1#arthurarthur.

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