The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development

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The GSEHD community is dedicated to the mission of Leading Innovation through Learning. We are proud of our renowned faculty, dedicated staff, robust partnerships and successful alumni. Our students emerge from our programs enriched in theory and practice and become agents of change in education and human services.

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We are delighted to know of your interest in GW's Graduate School of Education & Human Development. Whether you are considering changing careers, yourself, your community or the world, our programs will deepen your knowledge, self understanding and professional expertise. Your classroom discussions will be informed by leading experts from around the world and Washington's corridors of power, yet it is your contribution we value most and promise to build. You will be challenged to achieve new levels of excellence in thinking and performance while engaging with peers who will become life-long advisors and friends. We pride ourselves on the quality of our research, the impact we have on policy, education reform and human development. Yet, above all else, we know you are our most important distinction. Our community of dedicated, life long learners define who we are today and what the nation and world can become.

We are committed to making your admissions experience as welcoming and positive as your next few years in your GSEHD program. Please call or let us know if you have any questions.

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General Information

  • Our campuses span D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
  • We also offer some programs entirely online.
  • Partnerships with many local school districts offer our students valuable classroom experience.
  • Our teacher preparation programs are NCATE accredited and state-approved.
  • Our location in the nation's capital enables students to gain real-world experience within the government, foundations, museums, public schools, institutes of higher education, professional associations and international NGOs.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 USA Washington DC

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... [-]

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction

Campus September 2017 USA Washington DC

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... [-]

Master's in International Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

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. [+]

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... [-]

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

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Washington DC

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. [+]

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... [-]

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Washington, District of Columbia, 20052 US