Mar 23, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Peace Education (M.Ed.)

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The Department of Education offers a graduate program leading to a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in peace education.

This program is designed for candidates who are already certified educators (PK-12) seeking graduate study in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis upon peace education, including issues of social justice, student rights, conflict resolution, community capacity, culturally responsive methods, and student/teacher advocacy.

This degree affords students the advantages of a unique and practical curricular focus in curriculum and instruction supported by a constructivist course sequence which promotes individualized assessments, real application to current classroom practice, and applied research relevant to grade bands across the PK-12 continuum.

To achieve maximum flexibility in teaching and learning, promote the connection of theory into practice, and offer timely access to the department’s teacher-scholars, the program is delivered through accelerated blended learning modules which combine synchronous and asynchronous on-line opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Curriculum and Instruction Program:
Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum mapping, theory, models, and pedagogical approaches using peace education techniques.
  • Apply these models, theories, and pedagogical approaches in their own practice, across sociocultural contexts, and in diverse learning environments.
  • Exhibit understanding of educational policy, law, and structures of governance which influence classroom and school climates, formal curriculum, and instructional models.
  • Display commitment and leadership for building learning communities through collaborative strategies and among key stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, and staff.
  • Use and apply formal and informal assessment strategies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
  • Use and apply instructional technologies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
  • Design and conduct research that explores peace education strategies related to classroom, community, or comparative issues.

Requirements of Acceptance:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from accredited institution.
  • Current Teaching Certification (PA or other).
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.
  • Statistics or equivalent course.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation in support of your academic and professional abilities for success in program.
  • Submit a writing sample which demonstrates higher-order thinking, writing, and communication skills.
  • In addition to these required elements, candidates may elect to submit GRE or MAT scores for consideration in the application process.

All courses are in an online educational format.

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