Youth Athletics: Character building through sportsmanship

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If you are pursuing Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the courses you’ll take is EDU 526 – Developing Character & Citizenship. This course is designed to help aspiring athletic directors and other leaders of athletic programs build positive character traits among program participants. It’s often said that […]

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5 Online teaching resources for aspiring teachers

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If you are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education at William Woods University, then you are no stranger to the effort it takes to prepare lesson plans and get organized for the week ahead. Whether you are just starting your supervised teaching experience or are already a certified teacher fully entrenched in the […]

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How Education students and professionals can get involved in Activism

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Education reform continues to be a hot topic on both the state and national levels. Issues such as college affordability, standardized testing, school safety, teacher compensation, among others, are all part of a larger debate on how to make the American school systems better for all. And it’s not just policy makers and activist organizations […]

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How student-centered learning is making a difference in education

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Student-centered learning is a term used to describe a variety of teaching methods that shift the focus of instruction from teacher to student. According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), student-centered learning “moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process.” What might this look like? […]

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The financial aspects of managing an athletics/activities program

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One of the most important aspects of athletic director (AD) jobs, especially at the collegiate level is related to finances. ADs are often responsible for managing athletics department budgets and ensuring department coaches stay within their budget parameters. That’s why one of the courses that MEd in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods University […]

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Why marketing skills matter for athletics administration students

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If you are earning a Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the areas covered in the program curriculum is marketing and public relations. Athletic directors, especially those at the collegiate levels, are often tasked with overseeing marketing of their athletic program and working to increase media visibility of […]

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Beyond business-savvy: Crucial lessons for leadership in athletics administration

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The Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University is known for providing a significant number of leaders in the athletic field across Missouri’s state school system. But what does it take to become an effective leader in athletics administration and how does that differ from leadership in other fields, like business? […]

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6 Reasons why teaching is a great career choice

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It seems that everywhere you turn these days, there is an article about teacher burnout, issues with the current education system, or lack of parental or administrative support for teachers. While many of these articles speak to the true challenges teachers face every day, what gets lost or muted is that many teachers love their […]

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Professional networking tips for education students

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Career networking is often touted as an important aspect of advancing one’s career. A recent LinkedIn survey finds that “70 percent of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection.” However, for William Woods education majors, networking can be more than a job search technique. Having a diverse and active […]

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Current Issues and Common Challenges in Athletics/Activities Administration

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One of the courses that Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods is EDU 524 – Current Issues/Common Challenges. This course provides students with a broad understanding of common challenges and issues they will face as athletics directors in the local and state educational community as well as on the national […]

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