Sage Offers Masters in Teaching Excellence

January 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Troy, NY - The Sage Graduate Schools accredited School of Education is offering a new fully online masters degree that takes practicing teachers to the next level by building valuable technological expertise.

Sages master of science (M.S.) in Teaching Excellence is designed for working teachers, school counselors, librarians, and other education professionals who want to get up to speed. "There is so much available technology that is not being used," said Kathleen Gormley, program director. "We want to help teachers enhance their students learning with the best new online tools. Staying current this way is the mark of a professional educator."

Today's teachers need to stand out from the crowd in order to realize their full earning potential. The best way for educators to do that, veterans and new hires alike, is to become fluent in areas that have a strong impact on modern classrooms.

This flexible 32-credit program is delivered completely over the Internet, with no seat time or campus visits required. The degree can be completed in just one or two years, or at a slower pace to accommodate busy lifestyles.

Fine-Tuning Teachers Focus

Participants in the M.S. in Teaching Excellence program gain proficiency and experience by choosing the two concentrations that reflect personal and career goals:

  • Technology Integration: Students master the latest software, equipment, and digital and social technologies that make learning relevant today. Digital intelligence permeates all of todays learning, said Gormley. Its broader than reading and writing
  • Assessment & Planning: Students gain expertise in formal and informal assessments that will enrich and guide your classroom strategies and document students growth. We teach educators to take their observations and turn them into hard, useable data that will inform instruction, said Gormley. Todays teachers need assessments that help build accountabilityand improve the classroom experience.
  • Literacy: Students learn to help youngsters meet this major challenge utilizing changing digital and media literacies related to content area instruction. Literacy is no longer simply about reading and regurgitating static information, said Gormley. Modern problem solving in education uses new ways to take in and express ideas, including podcasts, videos, and streaming Internet connections.

Start With a Certificate

The three concentrations are also available as individual 13-credit certificates, making this program flexible and valuable to educators anywhere, at any point in their teaching careers. After earning two certificates, the M.S. can be quickly completed with the addition of two 3-credit research courses.

Learn More

Visit the Sage Graduate Schools website at or view the Teaching Excellence program page at

The Sage Graduate Schools Admission Office can be contacted at (518) 292-8615 or