Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Washington in USA

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Washington

Designed for teachers who are passionate about improving the quality of learning for children with diverse needs, the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners empowers you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of your students. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Washington in USA. Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Cultivate Extraordinary Classrooms Designed for teachers who are passionate about improving the quality of learning for children with diverse needs, the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners empowers you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of your students. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the George Washington University’s program is one of only eight in the country that will provide you with the latest instructional techniques and research methods needed to help ensure the success of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as those with social or learning disabilities. This Special Education degree utilizes cutting-edge research and the field experience of our practitioner faculty to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the changing demographics of the modern classroom. You will graduate prepared to address the cultural, language, social and learning needs of a variety of exceptional students. Why a GW Master’s in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners? ESOL and SPED PRAXIS:You will develop a professional portfolio and are prepared to sit for the ESOL PRAXIS and SPED PRAXIS exams at the end of your program. The program prepares you to work with students who have disabilities and those in the process of second language acquisition. Theory-to-Practice Model: Build the skills and knowledge to effectively understand and address the unique needs of exceptional students with a progressive curriculum and field experiences that are built around an understanding of policy, best practices and competences in the areas of assessment, lesson planning, cultural competency and teaching. Applied Coursework Focusing on Policy and Research: Utilize data, research and skills obtained through real-world examples and frameworks that can be applied directly to instruction design, materials development and student assessment. Notable focus is on creating data-driven, research focused teachers who are versed in current state and national policy. Therefore, they are able to critically assess the most effective approaches for this classroom population. Scholar-Practitioner: Faculty Learn from faculty members who are working professionals, gaining real-world insights and diverse perspectives. Curriculum GW’s Master’s in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is a 33-credit master’s degree and can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. The program emphasizes theory-to-practice. The coursework and field experiences are built around an understanding of policy, best practices and competences in the areas of assessment, lesson planning, cultural competency and teaching. Curriculum (33 credit hours) CPED 6551 Second Language Instruction (3 Credits) CPED 6556 Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language (3 Credits) CPED 6627 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing (3 Credits) EDUC 6114 Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 Credits) SPED 6266 The Development of Language and Literacy (3 Credits) SPED 6268 Development of Children with Disabilities (3 Credits) SPED 6275 The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Disabilities: Policy, Research, and Trends (3 Credits) SPED 6276 Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (taken twice, 6 credits) SPED 6277 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities (3 Credits) SPED 6997 Internship: Educational Intervention for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs (3 credits) Program Outcomes As a graduate of GW’s Master’s in Special Education program, you will be prepared to work with students who have disabilities as well as those in the process of second language acquisition, utilizing skills that span knowledge, diversity, assessment and collaboration, including: Understanding the effects an exceptional condition can have on student learning Developing individualized instructional plans based on a student’s abilities and needs as well learning environment, cultural and linguistic factors Mastery of the major theories and research related to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students Demonstrating knowledge and skills to apply and evaluate assessment information for diverse educational decisions Understanding of the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment related to referral, eligibility, program planning, instruction and placement for students Ability to work collaboratively with peers, family, service providers and community agencies to improve learning and support for students Career Outlook The Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners from the George Washington University (GW) prepares you for a career in a variety of roles in special education, including diversity coordinator, early K-12 teacher or instructional coach for a wide range of educational systems. Within this field, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports job growth of 6% over the next ten years with better screening and identification of various disabilities in children increasing the demand for special education services. In addition, children with disabilities are being identified earlier and enrolled into special education programs. This is increasing the need for special education preschool teachers with job growth expected to reach 16% by 20221, of which there is a particular demand for special education teachers who possess the skills to teach culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Career Opportunities for Graduates Assessment team leaders for special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners Compliance coordinators Curriculum development for special education and/or ELL Students Diversity coordinators Early- K-12 ESOL teachers Early- K-12 special education teachers IEP team leaders Instructional coaches and leaders Policy research Special education and/or ESOL school team leaders Potential Employment Settings Alternative schools Curriculum development and publishing companies General education schools P-12 charter, public, private schools Residential or correctional facility schools Tutoring company 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm Certificate Offered GW offers a Graduate Certificate in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer all 18 credit hours into the Master's program. Transformation Begins Here 
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Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 USA Washington

This 15-month program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. The program offers the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods taught by faculty who are engaged in world-class research. Students are mentored through all phases of the research process and become trained in modern analytical methods. [+]

Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education This 15-month program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. The program offers the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods taught by faculty who are engaged in world-class research. Students are mentored through all phases of the research process and become trained in modern analytical methods. Why a GW Master's in Assessment, Testing & Measurement? Leading Edge Learning: Establishing and advancing systems of statistical measurement have become critical to corporate, educational and non-profit operations. The ATM program will train you to develop and manage dynamic, data based strategies to generate profit and organizational success. Rapid Growth in Opportunities: The field is growing rapidly with strong demand for trained psychometricians with the skill to develop assessment tools and analyze and interpret results. The program is tailored to improve skills and advance your professional opportunities with a certificate or Masters degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the field is s projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. BLS States: " Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions." Work:Life Balance: In a recent Glassdoor survey, data scientists topped the list of best rated jobs for work life balance! http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/25-jobs-worklife-balance-2015/ Curriculum Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Assessment, Testing and Measurement in Education: The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 6 credits in electives, and completion of a written qualifying examination. For international students required to maintain full-time status, additional credits may be necessary due to course sequencing and offerings available each semester. Please consult with the faculty to clarify the classes which may be needed to fulfill full time status. REQUIRED EDUC 6112: Foundations of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education EDUC 8120: Group Comparison Designs and Analyses EDUC 8170: Educational Measurement EDUC 8171: Predictive Designs and Analyses EDUC 8175: Item Response Theory EDUC 8177: Assessment Engineering EDUC 8179: Capstone Project in Assessment,Testing, and Measurement in Education ELECTIVES 6 credits in approved electives which should be selected in consultation with the program advisor. A written qualifying exam (administered during the early spring semester by an ATM committee). Career Opportunities Specialists in this field (psychometricians) plan and design tests that collect empirical data and quantify the personal characteristics of individuals, comparing those results within or across populations Whether you are interested in test scores for fifth graders across a school district, productivity of employees in a corporate context, the results of a pool of students taking a graduate entrance exam, or a sampling of patients in a counseling center, the ATM degree will train you to design, use, and interpret educational assessments. Specialists are working in: School or School Districts: Education ATM specialists work directly with teachers administering tests, assessing test results, and developing educational plans for improving test scores.Child development organizations and agencies: ATM specialists are relied on in the study of childhood development. Psychometric tests help teachers, parents, and psychologists identify learning deficiencies and giftedness in preschool and elementary school-aged children. Online Sector: Today, many ATM specialists develop online testing and analysis. Universities, government agencies, school districts, private testing companies, and direct-to-consumer testing businesses are all interested in the research and application of web- based testing and assessment. Private sector: Corporations commonly employ ATM specialists to assess potential employees to determine personality fit for the company, a factor that may be weighed just as heavily as skill set or experience. Psycho-social, behavioral and substance abuse: Counselors use psychometric evaluations to determine people’s motivations, personality traits, and levels of dependency. Monitoring & Evaluating Research: ATM specialists are needed in institutions of higher education, research-oriented organizations, federal research agencies, or non-profit organizations which are doing monitoring and/or evaluation research. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the field is s projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. BLS States: " Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions." Transformation Begins Here 
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Master's in International Education

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The International Education program (IEP) has a rich history of providing students with the knowledge to address international education issues, with the flexibility to pursue far-ranging interests related to educational purposes, practices, and policies across the globe. The study of traditions and systems of education in other nations and cultures that affect teaching and learning creates the ideal environment for practioner-scholars; providing necessary skills & opportunities to advance in positions throughout education, government, business, and nonprofit settings. The program houses the UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development, supporting priorities in achieving equitable access to quality education for all. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Washington in USA. Master's in International Education International education is grounded in the social sciences drawing many of its insights from economics, sociology, psychology, political science, and anthropology. Thus students who take up studies in international education are well advised to complement their educational studies with serious commitment to one or more of these core disciplines. While international education has one foot in the rich theoretical perspectives of the social sciences, it also steps out into the complexities of the real world through examining the actual practice of education in specific regional contexts. This practice may occur in formal schools and higher educational institutions. It also may occur in war zones, refugee camps, nomadic villages, or other unusual settings. This program is designed for persons who are entering or advancing in positions associated with training, education, adult learning, and development activities in diverse settings that require international understanding. The program aims toward preparation of leaders to bring about improvements in developing education systems. Students acquire knowledge of other countries and cultures, using the education system as a means of interpreting and translating knowledge across cultures and analysis of the formal and nonformal school systems as they reflect history, culture, development, values, contemporary concerns, and future trends. In addition, students acquire tools, methods, and habits of analysis that enable them to play a variety of roles as leaders and change agents. This program houses the GW UNESCO Chair for International Education & Development. Learn more about the mission and activities associated with this prestigious honor. The International Education program (IEP) has a rich history of providing students with the knowledge to address international education issues, with the flexibility to pursue far-ranging interests related to educational purposes, practices, and policies across the globe. The study of traditions and systems of education in other nations and cultures that affect teaching and learning creates the ideal environment for practioner-scholars; providing necessary skills & opportunities to advance in positions throughout education, government, business, and nonprofit settings. The program houses the UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development, supporting priorities in achieving equitable access to quality education for all. in Washington, DC The program's location in the nation's capital places students within walking distance to international agencies and foreign embassies. Students have access to these unlimited opportunities that draw upon world-class resources while furthering their own professional & research interests. Program participants thrive on meaningful international or intercultural life & work experiences. Why a Master's in International Education? Access with Impact: The GSEHD International Education program has a rich history of training students to lead and address critical education issues in international organizations, government, business and non-profit organizations. Students have access to global opportunities within walking distance of campus. Embassies, the World Bank, the U.S. government and over 100 non-profits based in Washington, DC, influence the course of global education. Students are well positioned to take advantage of internships and professional networks, development and employment opportunities, as well as pioneering research, lectures, and policy events. GSEHD offers students access to opinion leaders and the opportunity to learn from our faculty who are leading experts on global policy trends, assessments, politics, conflict and education, student exchange, access, equity and inclusion, global citizenship and migration. Home to the UNESCO Chair: one of only two education schools selected from world-wide competition, GSEHD and UNESCO initiatives promote equitable access to quality education for all and offer scholarships for study abroad. GSEHD's first UNESCO scholar spent the summer in Bangkok, Thailand. Curriculum Required: 36 credits, including 18 credits in required courses, 9 credits in courses in a specialization, and 9 credits in elective courses. REQUIRED COURSES: EDUC 6114: Introduction to Quantitative Research or EDUC 6116: Introduction to Educational Statistics FIVE of THE FOLLOWING: EDUC 6601: International and Comparative Education EDUC 6602: Regional Studies in International Education EDUC 6610: Programs and Policies in International Education EDUC 6615: Internationalizing U.S. Schools EDUC 6620: Strategies and Analysis in International Education EDUC 6630: International Experiences EDUC 6660: Capstone in International Education EDUC 6631: Internship: International Education EDUC 6640: Selected Topics in International Education EDUC 6650: Education and National Development SPECIALIZATION: 9 credits in a professional, academic, or regional specialization selected in consultation with the program advisor. ELECTIVES: 9 credits of approved electives selected in consultation with the program advisor. Up to 6 additional credit hours of internship may be required for students who do not have international education related experience. Career Opportunities Our graduates are improving access, equity and the experience of education across the nation and around the world. You will find our graduates leading at: USAID Georgetown University, BMW Center for German and European Studies Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center NAFSA Association of International Educators Education Development Center George Mason University International Student Services Institute of international Education British Council American School of Mozambique Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies WomenOne Carnegie Mellon University, Study Abroad/Foreign Student & Scholar Office The Alliance for Global Education University of Maryland, International Scholar and Student Services Transformation Begins Here 
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Master's in Curriculum and Instruction

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus September 2017 USA Washington

Our program prepares teachers and other educational personnel for increased responsibilities in the planning, implementation, research, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. [+]

Why a GW Master's in Curriculum & Instruction? Our program prepares teachers and other educational personnel for increased responsibilities in the planning, implementation, research, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. A minimum 33-credit-hour program includes study in curriculum development, research and evaluation of instructional practice, teacher education, work with special populations, and school policy and leadership. A program specialty concentration may include reading and literacy, elementary education, or secondary education. Students enrolled in the Curriculum and Instruction Masters program may do so concurrently with the Incorporating International Perspectives in Education certificate. Courses can be applied toward earning the Masters degree and certificate. Highlights Research & Applied Practice: GSEHD graduates are equipped with the knowledge and training to improve K-16 education in local, national, and international settings. With the flexibility to begin in fall, spring or summer semesters, students improve their practice as they conduct research on curriculum, instruction, assessment and the politics of learning environments both within and outside the US. Flexibility: With the flexibility to begin in fall, spring or summer semesters, the program adjusts to your schedule and needs. Internships with Impact: Students have the option to pursue internships in local schools and educational organizations. Given our unique location in the nation's capital, graduates have the opportunity to study and have an impact on the policy, standards and the course of education. Students can dual enroll and earn a Certificate in Incorporating International Perspectives in Education concurrently. Curriculum The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, 15 credits in courses in the concentration, 9 credits in elective courses, and completion of the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development comprehensive examination. Opportunities Recent graduates have become managers of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach for America, research experts at the American Institutes for Research, Reading and Math Intervention Leaders, English Language Lead Educators, and Reading and Literacy Specialists. Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Ideally located in the nation’s capital, the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) prepares education leaders who will work to improve pre-K through 16+ education in local, national and international settings. The program encourages critical thought and creative work through coursework focusing on curriculum, instruction, research, and additional courses and learning opportunities that intentionally link teaching and learning, policy, and evaluation to students’ substantial prior experiences. C&I doctoral students have the opportunity to meet national leaders in education and participate in internships that expand horizons. Doctoral students often choose to contribute to our K-12 teacher-preparation programs through teaching and supervision opportunities. The program focuses on understanding how curriculum and instruction can be constructed and applied to educational reform and diverse populations of students. Students work together to build research skills and study in a collaborative social context, grounded in the realities of schooling. There are close ties with faculty. Doctoral students will become part of a community that links scholars with practicing professionals, policy makers and educational organizations in Washington, DC and beyond. Students can also use the program expand their content knowledge or delve into other fields through linkages with GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences or other schools at GW. Graduates of the program can be found working in government agencies, teaching in university settings, or running informal education organizations. They also may be curriculum supervisors in school systems or master teacher leaders in schools. Highlights Leading Policy and Research: Curriculum and instruction are central to educational improvement, constituting the what, how and why of teaching and learning. The study of curriculum and instruction not only entails content, methodology and assessment but also entails an understanding of why curriculum and instruction are important in affecting change both within and outside of schools. Our purpose is to prepare leaders who will work to improve pre-K-16 education in local, national and international settings. Develop knowledge and core competencies: (1) Multiple perspectives on curriculum and instruction policies; (2) Theories, methods, models, and ethics of program evaluation: (3) Efforts to create equitable educational systems; (4) Leadership roles in organizations that seek to bring about change; and, (5) Communicating ideas through publication, grant writing, curriculum writing, policy writing, and alternative forms. An understanding of the impact of policy decisions on curriculum and instruction. Curriculum A minimum of 66 credits, including 18 credits of core courses, 6 credits of policy and evaluation courses, 15 credits in research, and 3 credits of internship, and 9 credits of electives. Opportunities Leading ideas in government, schools and think tanks. A few recent graduates include: US Department of Education Dr. Carol O'Donnell, Ed.D. '12, A former public school teacher, Dr. O'Donnell now serves as a Group Leader in the Office of State Support at the US Department of Education in Washington, DC, coordinating the policy and financial resources associated with major grant programs that support States, districts, and schools as they implement programs and initiatives focused on education reform, school improvement, teacher quality, and improved student achievement. Institute of Education Sciences Dr. Rob Ochsendorf, Ed.D. '09, Currently a program officer at the Institute of Education Sciences in Washington, DC Rob oversees research grants and helps develop national research priorities focused on math and science education for at risk learners. His experiences at GSEHD were invaluable in helping him develop a deep understanding of the qualities inherent in high quality education research. Metropolitan State University of Denver Dr. Philip Bernhard, Ed.D. '12, Currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Department Chair of Secondary Education, Educational Technology, and K-12 Education at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Washington International School Dr. Jim Reese, Ed.D., '08, The director of studies at Washington International School, Dr. Reese oversees curriculum coordination and professional development of faculty. He also works closely with Project Zero, a research group at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. He credits two GSEHD programs, the M.Ed. in Secondary English and the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, for preparing him well for his career in education. The George Washington University Dr. Lottie Baker, Ed.D. '13, Dr. baker coordinated an English language curriculum project for police academies in Southeast Asia through a U.S. State Department grant before joining the faculty at GSEHD in 2015. Transformation Begins Here 
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