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Learning Communities for Teachers

With our learning community, you can:

  • Classes held only one weekend a month
  • Classes located in a community near you
  • Earn your master’s in education in two years
  • Learn with colleagues from your area.

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SMSU Faculty Come to You! SMSU professors pioneered the learning community format. They are experts at facilitating group and individual professional development. Their mission is to make your learning experience both challenging and rewarding.

What is a learning community?

A learning community is a graduate program delivered at locations outside of our campus. The locations are determined by the interest in a particular area. See where our learning community sites are located this year.  We come to you! The learning community gives you the opportunity to pursue a degree while building valuable professional relationships with educators who live and work in your area and understand the unique needs of your communities.

A Learning Community will help you:

  • Revitalize your career focus.
  • Transform your professional practice.
  • Expand your content expertise.
  • Engage you in action-based learning.
  • Introduce your new ideas using your classroom as research.
  • Implement useable strategies immediately.
  • Earn your master’s degree and advance in your district.
  • Commit your time for 10 weekends per year, with 2 months off in summer.
  • Develop your career-long network of peers.
  • Connect you with teachers from your area of the state.

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