Master of Arts Program in Central America and Caribbean

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Mico University College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 Jamaica Kingston

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree in varied areas and cover a period of five (5) semesters including summer sessions. The philosophy of the program is to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum. It further allows experience to integrate content across various fields of study relating theory to practice. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)Credits Required: 42/48

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree in varied areas and cover a period of five (5) semesters including summer sessions. The philosophy of the program is to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum. It further allows the experience to integrate content across various fields of study relating theory to practice.

PHILOSOPHY

The Master of Arts in Teaching program seeks to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum and provides a higher degree program that will enable the clientele to engage in continued research activities that contribute to sustainable development.... [-]


Executive Master in Educational Management (EMEM)

The Mico University College
Campus Part time 20 months September 2019 Jamaica Kingston

The Executive Master of Arts Degree in Educational Management will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape. It provides human, technical, administrative and organizational values and skills necessary for first-rate performance. [+]

Executive Master in Educational Management (EMEM)EMEMCredits Required: 42

The Executive Master of Arts Degree in Educational Management will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape. It provides human, technical, administrative and organizational values and skills necessary for first-rate performance. The curriculum is structured to provide incremental exposure to the foundation and advanced courses integrated around core themes of Management, Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation. Participants must first complete Foundational courses before core courses are pursued.

OVERVIEW

The Executive Masters Degree in Educational Management offered, will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape of Jamaica, the Caribbean, and international communities. It provides human, technical administrative and organizational skills and values necessary for first-rate performance. The curriculum is structured to provide incremental exposure to the foundation and advanced courses integrated around core themes of Management, Leadership Creativity, and Innovation. A wide variety of learning methods is used for EMEM from formal lectures, case study analysis, seminars and class presentations. The programme requires extensive private study and research inquiry on the part of the students. Study and learning in the EMEM are broadly interactive processes with emphasis on the value student participation brings to the classroom. The strategy is to encourage and facilitate both effective self-reflection and the sharing of ideas among participants.... [-]


Master of Education: Special Education

The Mico University College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Jamaica Kingston + 1 more

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. [+]

Master of Education: Special Education M.Ed. Special Education Credits Required: 42/43

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. It targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree and offers training in general special education that allows the selection of an elective from Specific Learning Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, School Counselling, and Social Work, Family and Human Development, Educational Evaluation and Interventions and Administration and Supervision.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology

University of the Virgin Islands
Campus Full time September 2019 Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie USA

The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem-solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology

The Master of Arts in Psychology with the Counseling concentration at the University of the Virgin Islands is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem-solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. This graduate Psychology Program does not itself lead to licensing, but does seek to prepare practitioners to use the science of psychology for the promotion of human well-being, specifically in the provision of psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in the mental health and judicial systems, in schools, and in a wide variety of other applied community settings in the territory.The scientist-practitioner model provides the philosophical foundation for the program, and successful students will complete a rigorous theoretical and empirical academic basis in human development, research methods, testing and measurement in counseling, and psychopathology (including the biological influences on human functioning), in addition to a significant fieldwork experiential component. Competency in the efficient and effective delivery of comprehensive psychological services to individuals at all developmental levels and families from all cultural backgrounds in the community is a strong programmatic focus. These services may include vocational and psychological assessment and intervention, substance abuse, depression, suicide and crisis intervention/prevention, and as-needed consultative services for “at-risk” individuals and families to promote and enhance their well being.... [-]


Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

University of the Virgin Islands
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie USA + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is designed to advance and deepen the knowledge of teachers, as well as to train these educators to be highly qualified mathematics teachers at the secondary level. [+]

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is designed to advance and deepen the knowledge of teachers, as well as to train these educators to be highly qualified mathematics teachers at the secondary level.

The program leading to Master of Arts degree in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) provides to teachers of mathematics at the secondary level, or to prospective teachers with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics

an opportunity to advance and broaden their knowledge of mathematics an opportunity to relate their study of mathematics to pedagogical issues an understanding of, and appreciation for, practices that impact the teaching and learning of secondary school mathematics. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Education

University of the Virgin Islands
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Charlotte Amalie Virgin Islands

The Master of Arts Degree in Education was established in direct response to the need for increasing the effectiveness of teachers, counselors and educational administrators, with baccalaureate degrees, who wish to further their education and improve their teaching, counseling and supervisory potential, without the expenses and family disruptions necessarily involved in attending universities outside the region. [+]

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts Degree in Education was established in direct response to the need for increasing the effectiveness of teachers, counselors and educational administrators, with baccalaureate degrees, who wish to further their education and improve their teaching, counseling and supervisory potential, without the expenses and family disruptions necessarily involved in attending universities outside the region.

By pursuing Master’s level studies, the graduate student may continue beyond the baccalaureate level and concentrate on specialized areas of education. The student has the opportunity to pursue, in greater depth than at the undergraduate level, the generalized areas of education, while at the same time becoming a specialist in a particular area. ... [-]


MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Aruba Oranjestad Netherlands Maastricht + 2 more

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand in the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries.... [-]


Master in Conflict Resolution, Peace and Development

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

This master's program aims to train leaders with the elements of an integral human development for the 21st century. The essential nucleus of this formation will make it possible to understand that the conflicts we face must be transformed and solved peacefully, because that is the only way to lay the foundations for peace. The combination of these elements allows access to development in all its facets: human development, sustainable and sustainable. For this, our vision supports the notions of the United Nations that peace, human development and the transformation and resolution of conflicts must contain transversally elements related to gender equity and the principle of non-discrimination, be this racial , social, conscience, cult, or other. [+]

This master's program aims to train leaders with the elements of an integral human development for the 21st century. The essential nucleus of this formation will make it possible to understand that the conflicts we face must be transformed and solved peacefully, because that is the only way to lay the foundations for peace. The combination of these elements allows access to development in all its facets: human development, sustainable and sustainable. For this, our vision supports the notions of the United Nations that peace, human development and the transformation and resolution of conflicts must contain transversally elements related to gender equity and the principle of non-discrimination, be this racial , social, conscience, cult, or other. These statements are considered prerequisites, not only for development but for the survival of the planet. That is why this program addresses these three facets within the four fundamental pillars of the United Nations: Peace, Human Rights, Sustainable Development and the Rule of Law.... [-]


MA in Media and Peace

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Masters of Arts Degree in Media and Peace is for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of what role media can and does play in peace and conflict issues of our times. Current or would-be practitioners interested in gaining useful and deep knowledge in media best practices in mitigating conflict and promoting peace will also benefit from this course. In this program, the students gain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of relevant research, and evidence-based best practices, related to how media can (but often does not) contribute to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Students will acquire expertise in critical analysis of media’s role in peace and conflict, as well as in the impactful application of media for peacebuilding and humanitarian purposes. The aim of the program is to train students to be insightful researchers, effective policymakers and reflexive communicators, who can make a positive impact on the global humanitarian field. The course will set students on the path to pursuing research-focused, and policy or practice-oriented careers focusing on the media’s role in peace and conflict. [+]

The Masters of Arts Degree in Media and Peace is for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of what role media can and does play in peace and conflict issues of our times. Current or would-be practitioners interested in gaining useful and deep knowledge in media best practices in mitigating conflict and promoting peace will also benefit from this course. In this program, the students gain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of relevant research, and evidence-based best practices, related to how media can (but often does not) contribute to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Students will acquire expertise in critical analysis of media’s role in peace and conflict, as well as in the impactful application of media for peacebuilding and humanitarian purposes. The aim of the program is to train students to be insightful researchers, effective policymakers and reflexive communicators, who can make a positive impact on the global humanitarian field. The course will set students on the path to pursuing research-focused, and policy or practice-oriented careers focusing on the media’s role in peace and conflict.... [-]


MA in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ well-being. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises, and globalization are challenging political-economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ well-being. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises, and globalization are challenging political-economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries.... [-]


MA in Peace Education

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of formal and informal educators to build a peaceful world on all levels and in all dimensions of life. Through coursework and independent research or internship experiences, complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will enhance their values formation, knowledge and skills for living in and building cultures of peace. An understanding of the roles education, educators and institutions can play in resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards holistic cultures of peace is explored. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of formal and informal educators to build a peaceful world on all levels and in all dimensions of life. Through coursework and independent research or internship experiences, complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will enhance their values formation, knowledge and skills for living in and building cultures of peace. An understanding of the roles education, educators and institutions can play in resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards holistic cultures of peace is explored.

Course Examples Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Operations and in Humanitarian Assistance Strategic Nonviolence Resistance Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training Student Body ... [-]

MA in International Peace Studies

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. Topics to be explored include militarization, armed conflicts, violent extremism, economic, social and gender injustices, cultural and religious identity conflicts, and competition over environmental resources. An in-depth understanding of peacebuilding and peace processes in response to these issues is built. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. Topics to be explored include militarization, armed conflicts, violent extremism, economic, social and gender injustices, cultural and religious identity conflicts, and competition over environmental resources. An in-depth understanding of peacebuilding and peace processes in response to these issues is built.

Course Examples Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Operations and in Humanitarian Assistance Strategic Nonviolence Resistance Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training Student Body ... [-]

MA in Gender and Peacebuilding

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. [+]

The Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. The program deals in depth with the diverse and international aspects of gender as they relate to violence, peace negotiations, peacebuilding and peacekeeping in different locations on the planet. The program also encompasses the many fields of knowledge in which gender plays a crucial role. The needs and interests of students and professionals are carefully considered in the design and implementation of the program.

Course Examples Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Operations and in Humanitarian Assistance Strategic Nonviolence Resistance Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training Student Body ... [-]

MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica San Pedro Ciudad Colón + 1 more

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration.... [-]


MA in Environment, Development, and Peace

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including Food Systems, Water Management, Forestry, Coastal Resources, Climate Change, Urban Ecology, and Social Movements. The program focuses on the human dimensions of the environment-development nexus, highlighting the connections between local perspectives and broader processes at the national, regional and global levels and emphasizing the importance of political, economic structures and inequality in access to resources as key drivers in environmental conflict and global environmental change. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both environmental and development policy and programming in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including Food Systems, Water Management, Forestry, Coastal Resources, Climate Change, Urban Ecology, and Social Movements. The program focuses on the human dimensions of the environment-development nexus, highlighting the connections between local perspectives and broader processes at the national, regional and global levels and emphasizing the importance of political-economic structures and inequality in access to resources as key drivers in environmental conflict and global environmental change. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both environmental and development policy and programming in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.... [-]