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. The Graduate School of Education offers 13 different programs, including:
Educating self-directed individuals who are interested in fashioning their own arts-related courses of study.
Developing effective leaders by providing an atmosphere that promotes the understanding of diverse viewpoints from a wide range of disciplines.
Targeting those interested in higher education administration in a college or university or in policy and planning at a higher education association or agency.
Educating students interested in the development of children and adults and how knowledge of development can be applied to educational issues.
Providing an environment for the investigation and discussion of practical approaches for improving the quality of education available to children from all backgrounds.
Combining research and practice in reading, writing, and language development.
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.
Targeting students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience, and educational practice, especially involving learning, teaching, and cognitive and emotional development.
Training prevention practitioners, school guidance and adjustment counselors, and applied researchers to improve the educational, social and emotional outcomes of children and adolescents.
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.
Allowing students to develop an interdisciplinary program of study that meets their specific academic and professional needs.
Preparing individuals to become middle or secondary school classroom teachers in urban settings.
Preparing students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation, and assessment of technology-enhanced educational innovations.