About this Education - Equity and Cultural Diversity Degree at James Madison University
Core courses examine educational research, learning theory, curriculum development and contemporary issues in education, enabling participants to critically analyze policies, practices and procedures in American K-12 schools with an understanding of the cultural, social and political context of these institutions.
The cultural diversity core courses emphasize language diversity and explore the intersection of language and culture in theory and practice. Understanding second language acquisition, socio-cultural variables that impact student learning and factors that shape immigrants' learning experiences will aid participants in creating effective school programs and educational services to meet the needs of culturally diverse individuals.
The cultural diversity core includes a 45-hour practicum at the College of Education Career Development Academy assisting and interacting with first generation immigrant adult learners and their family members. To provide some flexibility in meeting individual candidate goals, the program also offers electives to be selected by the student with adviser approval. These courses must aid the candidate in his/her understanding of diversity. By giving candidates course options, the program of study can be shaped to assist candidates in multiple career options such as diversity leadership positions in academic institutions, public schools, and federal and state agencies.
- Inquiry in Education
- Learning Theories and Practice
- Curriculum Theory and Issues
- Changing Contexts of American Schools
- Concepts of First and Second Language Acquisition
- Assessment and Curriculum Development in English as a Second Language
- Immigration and Education
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEducation Area & Cultural Studies View 779 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- Professional resume
- Two-to-three page written statement (double-spaced) describing the applicant’s professional background, educational issues that the applicant would like to address in the program and long-term professional goals
- Two Professional Reference Letters
- Video upload answering the following: 1) Briefly describe why you are interested in the JMU M.Ed. in Equity and Cultural Diversity program, 2) What are your career aspirations upon completing your master's degree?, 3) What strengths will you bring to our program?
- Informal interview (in person, Skype, OR phone) with at least one of the program’s faculty members to ensure the applicant understands the goals and requirements of the M.Ed.
- Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
- GRE General Test or Miller Analogies Test is required for all students who do not meet the following condition: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
International20128 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
National20128 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State7922 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
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