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Master's Programs

All Master's Programs

HGSE is dedicated to helping you prepare for an impactful career in education by offering powerful learning experiences and field-based opportunities that will develop critical, professional skills. We are updating our Master’s in Education (Ed.M.) curriculum and structure for academic year 2021-22. The new structure builds on the strengths of our current offerings, and we will continue to support the same range of subjects and roles that are a part of our current degree program. Additionally, the experience will still be one year. Complete the Introduce Yourself form to stay informed about the details of the new Master’s degree program.

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. Prior to arriving on campus, all students are invited to participate in “How People Learn,” an online course with an on-campus component addressing the foundations of learning and human development. 

Arts in Education

Educating 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.

Specialized Studies

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

Teacher Education

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.