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University of Saint Joseph    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Education, M.A.


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Also see
Education - Reach to Teach (Accelerated M.A.T.) Secondary Teaching  
Education, M.A. in Teaching Secondary Education  
Educational Technology, M.A.  
Instruction and Curriculum, M.A.  
Literacy, M.A.  

Program outcomes

 The student will:

  • Be a critical thinker and effective problem solver who is concerned with the social, emotional and intellectual issues of all children and adolescents in contemporary educational settings
  • Apply advanced pedagogy in curriculum, instruction and assessment to engage all students in reaching their potential as people and as learners
  • Develop the capacity to influence and advance positive change for students, professionals and the profession in a complex global society

Acceptance requirements

  1. Graduate admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
  2. A conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  3. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5; cumulative GPA of 3.0 for REACH to Teach 
  4. Two sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate's suitability to work with children and families. The cover form for these letters is available on the University website. Note: Recommendations must be from individuals who are not family members, personal friends, or members of the School of Education at the University of Saint Joseph
  6. Immunization record using the Health Services form available on the USJ website
  7. A planned program of study developed by the candidate and the faculty advisor, approved by the dean of the School of Education

Continuation

Students must earn a grade of B or better in their first attempt in their first two classes to remain in the program. They must earn a B or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program.

Exit requirements

Eligible candidates for the master of arts degree take a comprehensive exam in March or July. The application for the comprehensive exam is available from the School of Education. It is the candidate's responsibility to obtain his/her faculty advisor's signature and to submit the application to the office manager of the School of Education by the due date.

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