Academic Programs

Master of Education

The Ed.M. is a year-long intensive program for students who wish to study a particular field in education, acquire a general theoretical background for understanding past and future field experiences, or develop skills for use in professional work in education. The Graduate School of Education offers 13 different programs, including:

Arts in Education

Educating for self-directed individuals who are interested in fashioning their own arts-related courses of study.

Education Policy and Management

Developing effective leaders by providing an atmosphere that promotes the understanding of diverse viewpoints from a wide range of disciplines.

Higher Education

Targeting those interested in higher education administration in a college or university or in policy and planning at a higher education association or agency.

Human Development and Psychology

Educating students interested in the development of children and adults and how knowledge of development can be applied to educational issues.

International Education Policy

Providing an environment for the investigation and discussion of practical approaches for improving the quality of education available to children from all backgrounds.

Language and Literacy

Combining research and practice in reading, writing, and language development.

Learning and Teaching

Sharing interests including: students and adults as learners, the preparation and professional work of teachers, the organization of schools, and the role of communities in learning.

Mind, Brain, and Education

Targeting students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience, and educational practice, especially involving learning, teaching, and cognitive and emotional development.

Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling

Training prevention practitioners, school guidance and adjustment counselors, and applied researchers to improve the educational, social and emotional outcomes of children and adolescents.

School Leadership

Educating instructional leaders who will have the capacity, skills, and knowledge to create and sustain K-12 charter, district, and pilot schools that foster the learning and well-being of all children.

Special Studies Program

Allowing students to develop an interdisciplinary program of study that meets their specific academic and professional needs.

Teacher Education Program

Preparing individuals to become middle or secondary school classroom teachers in urban settings.

Technology, Innovation, and Education

Preparing students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation, and assessment of technology-enhanced educational innovations.

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

Since the spring 2007 slayings at Virginia Tech, Lecturer and National Certified Counselor Josephine Kim has been working to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American student populations.

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It Stems from Algebra

It Stems from Algebra

In their new research project, Professor Chris Dede and Assistant Professor Jon Star are using three technology-based activities, all rooted in algebra, once called the "new civil right" by one algebra advocate.

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Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

"Sesame Street was the first national television series to feature a fully integrated cast: the hosts were an African American couple, and their neighbors were a mix of other ethnic groups."

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Professor David Perkins

Professor David Perkins

Growing up, Professor David Perkins wasn't especially good at baseball.Yet it was America's national pastime that Perkins turned to when he started writing his recent book, Making Learning Whole.

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Professor Jerry Murphy

Professor Jerry Murphy

"I discovered at Harvard a whole new side of myself -- I was a halfway decent researcher. I also discovered that I knew a lot about practice and really liked writing about the everyday reality of how things actually worked."

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