Dean of Education
You can fade into the background at a big school, or you can become a better educator at Texas Wesleyan.
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Q & A
How does a master’s degree help teachers succeed?
“The value added of the program for most of our students is
vertical mobility. We offer a number of concentrations that help people do
that. They can become more versed in their field, or they can become
administrators, or they can become directors of programs or move to central
Why go to Texas Wesleyan for a master of education degree?
“When you’re here, we put all of our efforts into mentoring
students to become something – our faculty is driven by that.
The other thing
that you get is a network of people that are going to be in your field when you
leave. Our Wesleyan community exists in and outside of our buildings. When you
get to a school and say, ‘I am a Wesleyan graduate,’ you’re going to meet maybe
10 other people that say, ‘I am too.’”
You’re the “Smaller. Smarter.” school. What does that mean?
“Most deans do not deal directly with students in large
institutions. In our case – in my case – not only do I teach students, but also
I advise students. I know who they are. I know how they are doing.
We have a
sense of who everybody is and where he or she needs to be so that we can help
him or her get there. Our class sizes are anywhere between 15 and 20 students
maximum. We teach them more than once. We see students’ progress. Our size allows
us to know our students.”