You Deserve a Personalized Master’s Program Created for and by Teachers





If you ask most teachers how to engage students in learning, you’ll hear words like novelty, variety, personalization, and choice. Ask those same teachers to describe their common professional development experience, and you’re more likely to hear words like: one-size-fits-all, inflexible, dull, or even worse, irrelevant. So if we know how important personalized learning is for our students, doesn’t it make sense that we should start personalizing how we learn and grow as teachers? Here at Midwest Teachers Institute, we think so!





Join the new world of personalized professional learning with Midwest Teachers Institute’s Master of Education program in partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo. With us, you will have the freedom to complete all of your courses online at times that fit with your schedule, the flexibility to complete the program within 12 to 24 months, the opportunity to select from a wide variety of courses from a provider you already know and trust, and the support you need from instructors who understand what it’s like to teach in K-12 classrooms—because they’re teachers, too.


Think you might also benefit from a little help from your friends? Our program allows you to build your own cohort and take advantage of all of the benefits of a professional learning community! This is a master’s program designed the way it should be for busy teachers —personalized, relevant, and smart. Read on to learn more about what makes our plan unique.


Relevant

We want our master’s program to have an immediate impact in your classroom; this is why we provide you with the opportunity to personalize your plan of study. Here’s how it works: of the 13 courses needed to complete the master’s program, 6 of those are electives — this means you get to choose 6 classes from a selection of current MTI offerings that are most relevant to you and your students’ needs. Learn how to help your students develop mindfulness and grit, foster classroom motivation and success, or integrate STEM activities — these are just a few of the topics you can explore within our 20+ elective choices.


The program’s 7 core classes focus on current topics in 21st century teaching: classes like “Leading Change in America’s Schools” prepare teachers to guide their school communities through system-wide improvements, and new technology classes give teachers the chance to dive into the latest research on best practices and the impact of tech on student learning and development. We want every class and every assignment to deliver relevant ideas you can use with your students right away.


Smart

Beyond the impact a master’s degree can have on your professional development and your students’ success, perhaps the most tangible benefit is the prospect of higher pay and career growth. Most districts recognize and reward their teachers for their time and commitment — and the value they bring to the community through their increased knowledge and professionalism — by giving their master teachers higher pay and more leadership roles.


Whatever your goals may be, it makes smart financial sense to earn your master’s degree, especially given the current education landscape. Many teachers report their schools no longer provide yearly pay raises or maintain cost of living increases. This can have a long-term effect on teachers’ earnings. It probably comes as no surprise to hear that when adjusted for inflation, teacher salaries actually fell 4.5% in the last 10 years, and teachers on average earn 21% less than other professionals with equal experience (US News and World Report).


Earning a master’s degree can help teachers improve their long-term earning potential because most districts provide pay raises upon completion. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, teachers with master’s degrees typically earn between 5% and 15% more each year than teachers with a bachelor’s degree alone.


Take a look at current salary averages to see the impact, and think about how these additional earnings can stack up over a 30-year career:


Elementary School Teacher – without Master’s Degree: $51,660

Elementary School Teacher – with Master’s Degree: $58,992

Secondary School Teacher – without Master’s Degree: $53,230

Secondary School Teacher – with Master’s Degree: $60,682

Source: BLS, Occupational Outlook Handbook.


With a total cost of under $8,600, earning a Master of Education degree with

Midwest Teachers Institute quickly pays for itself and sets you on a path to greater long-term earnings, savings, and maybe even a few more relaxing vacations — because what teacher doesn’t deserve more of those?


Personalized. Relevant. Smart. Are you ready to earn your master’s degree with MTI? Camera, L. (2019, Apr. 29). Teacher salaries fell 4.5% over the last decade.


U.S. News and World Report Online. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-04-29/teacher-salaries-fell-45-over-the-last-decade?fbclid=IwAR0e9nfHXRNbhDRU4wFbVpM8e-dk5qhWrlYU1RdH1SIG-_dIKrXth-yjFi0