Master of Arts in Education – Overview
The Postgraduate Degree Program in Education has been designed to broaden the training and understanding of education in relation to the philosophy and concepts underlying international education (on-line/distance learning) and sharpen teachers’ skills in relation to the processes, cultures and classroom practices. It is a professional development course with a series of on-line modules covering core and contemporary topics in education. The modules are intended for teachers, administrators, librarians, or anyone interested in education — and there is no prior technical expertise required. The modules are designed for self-paced learning, so one can explore the training on their own time and review them as often as desired.Recommended Course Schedule
- Provide teacher education to those with or without a bachelor’s degree in education to enable them to become competent while continuously developing professionals as teachers and/or education administrators
- Inculcate the attitude and ability to evolve, through continuous self-study even while practicing the profession, as leaders in their chosen career
Completing this program are expected to achieve the following:
- Utilize the knowledge and training in educational theories, child psychology, human resource management and information technology in the practice of teaching and educational administration
- Design innovative curriculum and teaching/learning methodologies appropriate for the environment in which they practice
- Transact a trans-disciplinary, holistic curriculum effectively
- Display the people-skills and attitude needed to evolve to leadership positions in education
The program consists of 3 credit courses. Students will need to complete all the Graduate Core courses. They can choose electives in the area of their choice. They will need to complete a minimum of 36 credits. The following is the course break up.
All courses follow a 15-week delivery model where course objectives and outcomes for each week are thoroughly outlined and presented to students. Each course consists of the following elements:
- Multimedia Presentations
- Interactive Sessions with Faculty online
- Assignments including tasks, projects and activities that are graded manually by the professors
- Continuous Assessments (pop quizzes, mid-term tests, etc.)
- Final Exam
There will be a significant emphasis on the outcomes for each week. Assignments are focused on assessing the students’ capability of applying the knowledge gained and demonstrating their skills and abilities in specific areas
The capstone project/Research based project/thesis is the culminating experience of the student’s education program and provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained. Students will take the responsibility to organize, plan and carry-out the various tasks required for successful completion of the project.
They are required to analyze and review student performance data and explore the impact of the various teaching and learning strategies on student achievement. The research project culminates with participants synthesizing the findings of their research in a written form such as thesis or project report.
On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:
- Carry out a substantial research-based project
- Demonstrate capacity to improve student achievement, engagement and retention
- Demonstrate capacity to lead and manage change through collaboration with others
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues associated with practitioner research
- Analyze data and synthesize research findings
- Report research findings in written and verbal forms
- Use research findings to advance education theory and practice.