What are the career
opportunities with this degree?
With a Master of Applied Science in Assessment – Learning Improvement Option
degree you will be prepared to fulfill leadership roles as a literacy educator:
master classroom teacher, instructional coach, college writing instructor and
assessment coordinator, discipline chair, district assessment director, and/or
community literacy program director. The degree will also provide a strong
foundation for a career as a school principal or superintendent.
Is there a high demand for this field? Every facet of
American organization is coming to the conclusion that data-driven management
provides decision-makers with the tools and insights needed to gather and
interpret appropriate data for use in the decision making processes. For areas
of business, the bottom line is increased profit. For education, the bottom line
is increased student learning. High levels of accountability for student
learning bring high demands for maximizing time and resources to achieve target
performances through data. No Child Left Behind and other initiatives
have created a high demand for teachers who can make a difference in the
classroom and who can document and share their results. This is a trend that
will only continue due to the increasing support of technology.
Additionally, a nationwide renewed emphasis on
writing performance as a measure of student learning has resulted in a strong
need for educators—in all subject areas and grade levels—to not only have the
ability to teach writing effectively, but to also know how to best evaluate
students’ writings and to assess the overall effectiveness of their literacy