- Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies)
- Graduate Certificate in Urban Education
Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies)
The Individualized Interdisciplinary Option is a customized program for educators who want a personalized course of study reflecting their career goals. Candidates develop expertise in one or two areas of education while retaining a broad focus on educational practice and systems.
There are two paths to a degree. The first involves a common core of courses: Advanced Instructional Strategies, Action Research for School Improvement, and Seminar in Teacher Leadership. That core is then complemented by a 15- to 18-credit graduate certificate program of the student’s choice, plus nine credits of electives.
The second path allows the student to combine at least two of nine graduate certificates (see Related Programs) into a master’s degree. After the certificate courses, students complete the capstone course, Seminar in Teacher Leadership, in their final semester to align the certificates.
Graduate Certificate in Urban Education
The graduate certificate in Urban Education assists early-career certified teachers and other education professionals in understanding, valuing, and contributing to schools and communities in urban and urbanizing settings.
The certificate program prepares educational professionals for this work by helping them build a deep understanding of urban residents; create strong partnerships between schools, families, and communities; and develop leadership skills for inspiring change at the classroom, school, and district levels.
Students learn to understand the interrelationships of race, class, and culture in urban classrooms. They discover how to communicate effectively within the school and parent communities and to engage community resources to enhance the learning experience. All the while, they build leadership skills necessary to link educational practices with systemic initiatives that improve urban education.