Alumnus grateful for M.Ed. faculty's investment in him
Though Matt Walter has enjoyed a successful career as a mathematics teacher at Huntington North High School, he had a strong desire to pursue a master’s degree. So when Huntington University began a Master of Education program in 2005, he was on board.
Matt said that initially his reason for choosing Huntington University’s Master of Education program was because of its convenient location. As the program progressed, however, he started to appreciate the quality of the education he was receiving from HU.
“All of the professors are very qualified, knowledgeable and caring individuals who reflect the university’s Christian values,” Matt said.
Unlike some graduate students concerned with balancing graduate school and career, Matt was more interested in whether or not what he would be learning would be immediately applicable in the classroom. What he found was coursework that had been designed to deal with topics common to all subject areas and grade levels, alleviating his concerns. As a bonus, Matt discovered that each course had projects and assignments designed for students to explore issues within their own subject areas and grade levels.
Though Matt says that beginning a master’s degree can be daunting, he recommends Huntington University’s program.
“While the coursework was challenging and rigorous,” Matt said, “I found the faculty members quite capable and willing to mentor myself and others in the program on our quest to achieve our goal of a master’s degree.”
Matt graduated with a Master of Education degree in adolescent and young adult education in 2008.