M.S. in Education Improvement and Transformation
Students may opt to take a Professional Development Concentration Set, or earn standalone Professional Development Certificates, which may then be applied toward the M.S. in Education Improvement and Transformation.
The topics of the Sets and Certificates are relevant to the modern education student, and delve into an array of areas.
Creativity & Innovation
In this program, students learn how to think like creative professionals, and how to apply creativity to their chosen career. They will learn to tap into their innate creativity, and investigate strategies to implement their ideas in an educational setting.
This topic gives students a look into the policy-making aspect of education, with an emphasis on American policy and the ethics behind creating educational policies.
Evaluation & Assessment
Even the most successful education institutions need to evaluate their performance. This topic discusses the evaluation process and how to effectively assess institutions on multiple levels.
Leadership in Educational Settings
For students interested in leadership positions, this topic explores the knowledge and skills needed to be a leader in an educational setting. Students will examine how leaders operate in educational settings, and explore topics such as decision-making and policy.
Learning technologies are changing education through online tools. As a result, instructors who understand how and why people use technology are in high demand. This program encourages students to explore various aspects of learning technologies, including new media and virtual communities.
Urban education is one of the most prominent subjects in education today. Students in this track learn about the differences and similarities between urban and rural education settings, and resolving conflict in school settings, among other relevant topics.