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Mark Ahalt, Instructor

Mark Ahalt

"Whether (this program) is taken after you have had some teaching experience or at the start of your teaching adventure, you will automatically become more reflective and intentional, which will increase your satisfaction and your effectiveness."

Degrees Held

  • Teacher Certification – Southern Oregon University, 1986
  • MPA – California State East Bay, 1978
  • BS in Business Management, 1973

Career Highlights

  • Secondary educator and administrator, 17 years
  • Assistant professor at Oregon Tech, 8 years
  • Teacher field supervisor at SOU, 2 years
  • Entrepreneur and business owner, 10 years

In which online program do you teach?

Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education Concentration of the MSEd

Which classes do you teach online?

ED 576: Introduction to Career and Technical Education

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

I hope students know how to be learning environment engineers.

How long have you been teaching online courses?

Seven years.

Why did you start teaching?

I was inspired by my passion for turning teenage energy and dreams into purpose and possibilities.

What is the value of a master's degree in education?

Whether (this program) is taken after you have had some teaching experience or at the start of your teaching adventure, you will automatically become more reflective and intentional, which will increase your satisfaction and your effectiveness.

What advice would you give to those considering an online MSEd program?

Consider setting some personal goals early in the program and use your projects and papers to meet those goals.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary by Mark Sanborn.

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