WT Launches New Educational Leadership Program

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – West Texas A&M University has launched a new graduate program for teachers seeking leadership roles within their districts.

Registration is now open for the Master of Education in Leadership Program and Teaching program and WT representatives say the program will replace the current Master of Education in Program and Teaching, which ends on August 15th.

WT said the diploma would meet a need expressed by school districts in the area.

“We have found that in our region, districts are keen to hire professionals who have leadership experience and major certification,” said Dr. Betty Coneway, associate professor of education and chair of the graduate reading program.

Coneway said the program will provide candidates with the option of achieving certification or choosing to take a non-certification path.

The program lasts 30 hours instead of the 36 hours required by the previous program.

“This allows candidates to immediately apply what they learn in field missions led by their instructors,” Coneway said.

WT said the program can be completed entirely online, and students can choose to take courses full-time or part-time.

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