All Masters’ Profession?
This is an interesting question, brought up in an article from Britain where they too are shaking things up in the Education system. Do you think that teaching should be an all-master’s profession? In the article, it is suggested that “prospective teachers should be required to demonstrate their qualities through their academic achievements.”
David Lambert, a professor of geography education and chief executive of the Geographical Association, suggested in the article that that by requiring a Masters degree from all teachers would raise the intellectual standard as well as encourage creative application of teaching. He also stated “Masters programmes can be designed specifically to re-engage teachers with subject disciplinary knowledge in ways that can enliven, deepen and extend the school curriculum experience.”
I would love to get my Masters some day – but for many – it is a financial consideration as well as a time-sensitive one. Furthermore, is it really the solution to the lack of engaged educators now a days? More schooling? I think that with more schooling, we could see similar disparity between the impressive and the mediocre in the classroom. Additional years of schooling will not make up for the fact that for some – it is a great calling and a passion, while for others it is a paycheck.