Wayne State College

Fall 2024 Community of Learning Cohorts Forming Now

Published Friday, March 8th, 2024

Cohorts are now forming in Fremont, Norfolk, and South Sioux City for the Fall 2024 semester.

Teachers and other education professionals wanting to pursue a master’s degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Leadership) from Wayne State College are invited to apply for a Community of Learning cohort.

Cohorts are now forming for the Fall 2024 semester in Fremont, Norfolk, and South Sioux City. To apply or request more information, visit www.wsc.edu/community.

A Community of Learning cohort is for licensed, practicing PK-16 teachers and education professionals. It allows participants to earn a master’s degree in Education in just two years. This hybrid, two-year program is an affordable and convenient way to earn an MSE in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Leadership from Wayne State College.

Participants are required to spend five Saturdays per semester collaborating and learning with other members in a classroom setting. Through the Community of Learning, educators will drive their own professional development, participating in an accredited learning model that is backed by research and evidence. For those wanting to master the art, science, and craft of teaching, this is a perfect opportunity to further their own education and career, while helping to change students’ lives.

Individuals who value professional learning and growth with others who share similar goals and passions will thrive in a Community of Learning setting.

Format of a Community of Learning

Communities meet five Saturdays per semester (once per month) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Communities are facilitated by college professors and qualified practitioners in the field. Each community is composed of 20-40 learners from all subject areas, grade levels, and special service areas.

Participants support one another through face-to-face and online discussions throughout the two years. During the summers, members can complete approved electives and prepare literature reviews to complement classroom research and application. Some electives are part of additional endorsement opportunities.

Benefits of the Program

The program allows participants to focus on their individualized professional development and their own unique problem of practice. It is rooted in evidenced- and research-based practice and uses action research methodology to study and improve practice.

It is enjoyable, convenient, affordable, and accredited at the state, region, and national levels.

Learn more about all of Wayne State College’s graduate programs at www.wsc.edu/graduate.

For more information, contact Dr. Midge Simmons, Assistant to the Dean of Wayne State’s School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, at 402-375-7379 or [email protected].