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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The responsibilities of educational leadership typically fall to local administrators, such as superintendents and principals, and might include deans or department heads. These professionals often work with teachers, students and parents and are often responsible to create policies to improve the existing educational systems.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

Nashville is north central part and capital city of the state of Tennessee, United States. Due to numerous universities and colleges the city is called as the Athens of the south.

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Masters of Education in International Education Policy and Management

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Nashville

Through a multifaceted approach to education led by faculty with expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human and economic development around the world. [+]

Masters in Educational Leadership in Nashville in USA. Through a multifaceted approach to education led by faculty with expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human and economic development around the world. Program focus Through foundational coursework, IEPM students gain a deep theoretical understanding of underlying public policy issues facing K-12 and higher education systems and non-formal learning environments in varying contexts around the world. Combined with a strong background in research and data and a focus on practical application, students are prepared to critically engage and address salient issues within international education today, notably the relationships between education and economic growth, social cohesion, global health, and other dimensions of human development. Students IEPM proudly attracts a diverse student cohort from within and outside of the United States, with roughly one-half comprised of international students. Current and past international IEPM cohorts of students have come from China, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Paraguay, South Korea, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Iraq, Japan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, India and the United Arab Emirates. Many students bring professional experience in teaching, development assistance, advocacy and community outreach, including in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, the U.S. Student Fulbright Program and more, that enriches the learning experience of all students in the program. Structure and Delivery Most IEPM students pursue their degrees full time (9 credit hours per semester) over the course of two years (four semesters). IEPM courses typically meet during the week, usually in the evenings (4:10-7:00pm), with select courses occasionally offered during the day. With this course offering schedule, many students find that they can also pursue part-time employment on campus as either a graduate or research assistant for a faculty member. Curriculum Requirements 36 credit hours consisting of 12 hours of the IEPM core (4 courses); 6 hours of methodology (2 courses); and 18 hours of electives selected with the guidance of the faculty advisor. Additionally, a two-month practicum (which can be taken with or without course credit, as determined by the student) is usually taken in the summer after the first year. I. IEPM Core Courses International Issues in K–12 Education Policy Reform (3) Comparative Issues in Higher Education Policy Reform (3) International Organizations and Economic Development (3) Education and Economic Development (3) II. Methodology Research Methods and Data Analysis I (3) Research Methods and Data Analysis II (3) III. Electives Elective courses may be taken across Peabody College, as well as in other disciplines offered across Vanderbilt University upon consultation with and approval of your faculty advisor. Past IEPM students have elected to take courses through the law school, graduate school, business school, divinity school, and the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health. Some popular electives taken by IEPM students include the following; however, students are free to choose any others not included in this list: Social Context of Education Leadership and Policy Economics of Higher Education Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Development, Reform, Innovation International Perspectives on Leadership Politics and Governance in Education Grants, Policy, and Administration Non-Profit Management American Education History and Policy Teaching and Teacher Policy College and University Management Postsecondary Access and Opportunity Public Finance of Higher Education College Student Personnel Services Total number of course credits required for graduation: 36 Graduation requirements In addition to completing 36 credit hours toward the degree, IEPM students must also either pass a comprehensive examination (offered in the spring) OR write and submit a master’s thesis paper on a topic of their choosing. Only upon successful completion of the comprehensive exam or the master’s thesis will the student be considered a candidate for graduation. The IEPM Advantage The IEPM program allows students to tailor their curriculum and experience to their own individualized pursuits, and many students have complemented their international education coursework with classes in business, law, religion, global health, regional and area studies, and other disciplines across Vanderbilt University. Combined with a summer practicum experience, our IEPM students are prepared with essential skills and specialized content knowledge necessary to tackle some of the greatest educational challenges of our time. Many of our graduates go on to pursue careers with international development agencies, private foundations, advocacy groups, government bodies, private consultancies, non-profit organizations, school districts, and higher education institutions, among others. Some graduates of the program choose to pursue further graduate or professional study at the Ph.D. level. There is no one “traditional” path for IEPM graduates, and the program thrives on bringing together students of diverse and varied backgrounds, interests, and experiences as they relate to international education [-]

Masters of Education in Quantitative Methods

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Nashville

The master of education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the new program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, and medical school research settings. [+]

The master of education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the new program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, and medical school research settings. Students in this 32-hour program take two required core courses in quantitative methods, two required hours of seminar activity, and eight additional courses, of which one may be a content course (i.e. outside the QM area) and one may be a QM course outside of Psychology and Human Development. The program culminates in a summer-long or semester-long internship in which students obtain real-world experience producing data analyses for a public or private organization in Nashville or the broader research community. Students trained in this program will be placed in such internships based on their data analytic skills, training in research design, statistical software skills, excellent writing/report and general communication ability, and their ability to develop and critique research designs, measurement plans, and sampling schemes. Potential employers for such students will partially overlap with the internship settings for the QM masters students. A particularly strong research setting in need of such employees is the medical school research setting, many of which have dedicated research teams that employee data analytic, measurement, and design experts full-time to work on funded biomedical research projects. Another such setting is the public school system, which has increased needs for data analysis, measurement, and reporting expertise that has multiplied dramatically since the implementation of No Child Left Behind and associated school accountability initiatives. Curricular Overview Two required QM courses: PSY-GS 8861 & 8864, the two-semester introductory statistics sequence Required Seminar enrollments: Students must obtain at least two hours from the regular one-hour QM seminar series, PSY-GS 8855. Eight three-hour elective courses: Of these, one QM course can come from outside the QM program e.g., biostatistics, or other quantitative methods courses within Peabody. In addition, one course can be a content course from within the Psychology Department (Peabody or A&S). Thus, of the eight electives, six must come from within the Psychology and Human Development QM curriculum (and seven or eight can come from the QM curriculum), including: PSY-GS 8867, Multivariate Analysis; PSY-GS 8870, Correlation and Regression; PSY-GS 8873, Structural Equation Modeling; PSY-GS 8876, Psychological Measurement; PSY-GS 8850, Exploratory and Graphical Data Analysis; PSY-GS ____, Nonparametric Statistics; PSY-GS 8879, Factor Analysis; PSY-GS 8882, Multilevel Modeling; PSY-GS 8888, Latent growth Curve Modeling; PSY-GS 8885, Latent Class and Mixture Modeling; PSY-GS 8850, Applied Bayesian Analysis for Latent Variable Modeling PSY-GS 8880, Introduction to Item Response Theory; PSY-GS 8881, Advanced Item Response Theory; Total hours = 32 Near the end of the two-year program, all M.Ed. students must complete an intensive internship (either a three- or four-month semester internship, or a two-month summer internship). The internship will occur in an actual applied research setting, such as a school system, a medical school research setting, a testing company, or a policy institute. A Vanderbilt faculty member and a representative of the organization will collaborate to supervise the internship. Upon completion, the student will write a 2,000-2,500 word research summary (approximately eight to 10 double-spaced pages) summarizing research activity during the internship. The summary must indicate research activity on which the student worked, the student’s specific contribution, analytic methods employed, software employed, and the products of the research activity. The conclusion to the research summary should critically evaluate the contribution of the internship experience to the student’s personal career goals. The summary is submitted to the Vanderbilt QM faculty member supervising the student’s internship. [-]