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How Terms Like “Urban Education” Limit Educational Success

The words and phrases we use matter. Learn how terms such as “urban education” limit educational success when used as a euphemism for underperforming schools.

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What Is Participatory Action Research in Education?

Participatory action research in education empowers educators and students. Explore how an MA in Educational Leadership trains educators to make a difference.

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Understanding and Addressing the California Teacher Shortage

The California teacher shortage poses unique challenges. Learn more about the causes and potential remedies for staffing shortfalls in California schools.

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The Importance of Diversity in STEM Education

Diversity in STEM is an education issue and a social justice issue. Learn more about the role educators can play in promoting diversity in STEM fields.

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How to Develop and Teach an Inclusive Curriculum

Inclusive curricula can improve outcomes for all students. Learn more about strategies for creating inclusive lessons and promoting inclusion in the classroom.

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Using Music as a Teaching Tool for Distance Learning

Learn about using music as a teaching tool for distance learning. Explore the benefits of music, student-centered lesson plans, and online teaching tools.

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Challenging Classroom Colonialism and the Problem With “Decolonizing Education”

Why is “decolonizing education” problematic? Learn practical steps teachers can take to create more equitable learning environments for all students.

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Why Schools Need Policies That Support Transgender Student Rights

Transgender students have a right to learn in safe and accepting schools. Learn more about creating inclusive environments and supporting transgender student rights.

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How to Be an Impactful Mentor Teacher

How can a mentor teacher support struggling teachers? Explore how an MA in educational leadership prepares graduates to help teachers overcome challenges.

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How Teachers Can Manage Anxiety and Uncertainty in Education

What strategies can help manage teacher anxiety? Discover how a master’s in educational leadership prepares educators to navigate stressful times and thrive.

While Mills is charting a new path for the future, we are still enrolling graduate students for fall 2021.