Syracuse University - School of Education

Introduction

Leading through inquiry, inclusion, and action

The mission of the Syracuse University School of Education is to prepare thoughtful and socially just leaders who bridge scholarship and practice. Through collaborative partnerships and multifaceted inclusive approaches, we enhance student learning and success, physical activity and health, and mental health and wellbeing across communities. We enact our mission through the following nine core commitments.

  • To graduate highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners, teachers, administrators, counselors, scholars, and other professionals who are leaders in their respective fields and are committed to inclusion in policy and practice
  • To operate from a social justice philosophy that includes advocating for the rights of historically marginalized populations and for educational, health, and broader forms of equity
  • To pursue rigorous scholarship, including evolving forms of intellectual and creative work that has an impact in local and global contexts
  • To promote wellness across communities including multiple dimensions of physical health and activity, and socio-emotional wellbeing
  • To prepare leaders in multiple fields including through intensive field experiences informed by theory, scholarly evidence, exemplary practices, and reciprocal university-community relations
  • To stimulate student success through transformative pedagogy, student-centered learning, and effective integration of technology-based and other resources
  • To recognize that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Diversity is embraced in its varied dimensions including but not limited to a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff; multiculturalism; and work in diverse schools and social environments.
  • To foster interdisciplinary scholarship and collaborative partnerships, and to promote a climate in the School of Education and the broader university community characterized by mutual respect and democratic and sustainable practices
  • To nurture a vibrant, close-knit community of scholars and students who enrich as well as draw from the breadth of resources and opportunities of a research university.

Accreditation

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). On July 1, 2013, NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the new accrediting body for educator preparation. CAEP continues to require institutions of higher education who prepare school professionals (Education Preparation Providers (EPPs)) to use performance based assessments to measure a candidate’s proficiencies, a programs’ success in achieving its goals, and the EPPs’ operations in support of candidates and programs.

Professional accreditation of preparatory education programs is the bedrock upon which all professions (e.g., architecture, engineering, medicine, and law) have built their reputations. It assures that those entering the respective field have been suitably prepared to practice through assimilation of a body of knowledge and pre-service practice in the profession. Accreditation of schools of education indicates that the school underwent rigorous external review by professionals, that performance of a teacher candidate in the program has been thoroughly assessed before he or she is recommended for licensure, and that programs meet standards set by the teaching profession at large.

Regional accreditation organizations are now following this same rigorous approach to assessments and are asking faculty from education to be leaders at their institutions. This paradigm shift is creating a culture on college campuses towards innovation and quality improvements.

For additional information on accreditation please visit http://caepnet.org.

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Programs

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MSc in Cultural Foundations of Education

Campus Open Enrollment USA Syracuse

The M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to foster and support a fundamental inquiry into the nature of education. Students draw on history, philosophy, sociology and other disciplines to analyze such issues in education as inequality, disability, popular culture, mass media, the philosophy of multiculturalism and racism. [+]

Overview

The M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to foster and support a fundamental inquiry into the nature of education. Students draw on history, philosophy, sociology and other disciplines to analyze such issues in education as inequality, disability, popular culture, mass media, the philosophy of multiculturalism and racism.

CFE graduate degree programs are designed for the student seeking a broad education with disciplinary competence, rather than a narrowly specialized program of study. Our interdisciplinary structure enables you to examine a variety of conceptual frameworks for evaluating educational ideas and practice as well as social policies. We encourage you to develop awareness of the complexities, strengths, and weaknesses of different intellectual approaches and to develop special competence in one or more of these.... [-]


MSc in Educational Leadership

Campus Open Enrollment USA Syracuse

This program is designed to serve those international students who aspire to leadership roles in elementary and secondary schools. Applicants should have experience teaching children or adolescents and working with adults at these levels. [+]

Overview

Note: This program is for International Applicants Only, and does not lead to New York State leadership certification. It is designed to serve those international students who aspire to leadership roles in elementary and secondary schools. Applicants should have experience teaching children or adolescents and working with adults at these levels.

This program is right for you if...

You believe that educational leadership is exercised by teachers and other school professionals as well as administrators; You appreciate the need to grapple with a variety of theoretical and policy perspectives; You are ready to challenge yourself to identify and address the tensions inherent in different ways of understanding the purposes and processes of education; You want a program that prepares you for leadership in both field and academic settings by integrating the insights afforded by each; You want a program that cultivates a closer connection between the university and the field, through active involvement of field leaders who will work with you in advisement instruction and assessment; And you want to learn through intensive involvement in a variety of forms of research, development, inquiry, and service in actual school settings. What do I need to apply? A completed application for graduate study at Syracuse University; A personal statement that explains how your work with other adults and your knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and service to children demonstrates your capacity for and interest in leadership for learning; Two official transcripts of all prior academic work; Three letters of recommendation; TOEFL or... [-]

MSc in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation

Campus Open Enrollment USA Syracuse

The M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to identify and evaluate learning and performance problems and to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and manage appropriate instructional solutions to these problems. [+]

Overview

The M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to identify and evaluate learning and performance problems and to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and manage appropriate instructional solutions to these problems. Students develop competencies to conduct instructional analysis, make appropriate design decisions, develop instructional materials, implement and evaluate instructional programs, and assess learning. The curriculum includes courses that blend soft technologies (thinking models and theories, strategic planning, IDD&E processes, interpersonal communications, and software) with hard technologies. Through practical projects, students develop competencies to design, create, implement and evaluate non-technology and technology-supported instructional solutions for a variety of educational and professional settings. IDD&E prepares professional practitioners through in-depth study, participation in real-world projects, and small group collaboration.... [-]


MSc in Teaching and Curriculum

Campus Open Enrollment USA Syracuse

The M.S. in Teaching and Curriculum is a 30 credit flexible degree program, which encompasses a number of fields of practice in education. Students with a strong interest or initial certification in a content or grade-level area can specialize in that area to further their knowledge and deepen their skills in teaching and development of curriculum. [+]

Overview

The M.S. in Teaching and Curriculum is a 30 credit flexible degree program, which encompasses a number of fields of practice in education. Students with a strong interest or initial certification in a content or grade-level area can specialize in that area to further their knowledge and deepen their skills in teaching and development of curriculum.

This program is the most flexible of all programs, including for international students. Each program of study is developed individually with an advisor in a specific content area of teaching and/or areas of special interest.

What is the Application Deadline?

There is no firm application deadline. Those who wish to apply for a School of Education Scholarship should apply by January 15 for the following fall semester. We also suggest this deadline for others, although applications are reviewed on a continuing basis. Applications are considered for Fall, Spring or Summer. School of Education scholarship questions should be directed to Angela Flanagan at 315-443-4754.... [-]


Contact

Syracuse University - School of Education

Website http://soe.syr.edu/
Phone 315.443.9319