Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education – Curriculum & Instruction

M.A. in Education – Curriculum & Instruction in Childhood Education

The M.A. in Education – Childhood Education prepares students for research-based professional work with children. Course and practicum experiences provide knowledge of the theories, research, standards, and practices that affect schools and informal educational settings. Learning is studied as a fundamental human endeavor involving culture and context, imagination and interaction, reason and reaction. Careful attention is given to the growth of children as individuals whose perceptions, interests, joys, strengths and challenges are formed within a community and through agency. JSC's Childhood Education students are prepared to help children succeed in school and beyond by becoming knowledgeable professionals who are willing to advocate for excellence and equity. This is a rigorous academic program that provides the education courses required for students who have an undergraduate liberal arts degree in an approved discipline area and want to become licensed to teach grades K-6 while pursuing a graduate degree in education. A full-time, full-semester internship is required.

Program Director: Dr. Perry LaRoque

M.A. in Education – Curriculum & Instruction in Middle-Level Education

This program provides innovative and contextual learning experiences through which graduate students can become prepared for teaching at the middle school level (grades 5-9). A major emphasis of the program is on collaborative efforts and work in middle schools. Successful completion of this program may result in recommendation for middle level licensure. Two practicum experiences, as well as a full-time, full-semester internship are required. For licensure recommendation in one or more of the core content areas (math, science, social studies, or English), a student must possess a minimum of 18 credits in each area. A transcript analysis is also required to determine whether previous content area course work fulfills these requirements. The Licensure Office or a designee will conduct the review. If necessary, the student will need to take additional content courses to be recommended for licensure.

Program Director: Dr. Kathleen Brinegar

M.A. in Education – Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Education

This program provides innovative and contextual learning experiences through which graduate students can become prepared for teaching at the secondary level (grades 7-12). A major emphasis of the program is on understanding and engaging adolescent learners. Successful completion of this program may result in recommendation for secondary licensure. Two practicum experiences, as well as a full-time, full-semester internship are required. For licensure recommendation, the equivalent of a major in one of the core content areas (math, science, social studies, or English) in needed. A transcript analysis is also required to determine whether previous content area course work fulfills these requirements. The Licensure Office or a designee will conduct the review. If necessary, the student will need to take additional content courses to be recommended for licensure.

Program Director: Dr. Kathleen Brinegar

M.A. in Education – Curriculum & Instruction in the Unified Arts: Art, Music, Dance, or Theater Arts Education

This program provides innovative and contextual learning experiences through which graduate students can become prepared for teaching in one of the unified arts areas. A major emphasis of the program is on creativity and experience. Successful completion of this program may result in recommendation for licensure. Two practicum experiences, as well as a full-time, full-semester internship are required. Student must possess an undergraduate degree in an appropriate content area. A transcript analysis is required to determine whether previous content area course work fulfills all requirements. The Licensure Office or a designee will conduct the review. If necessary, the student will need to take additional content courses to be recommended for licensure.

Contact: Dr. David McGough

Application Information & Deadlines

Application for Graduate Admission
• $40 application fee
• Cover letter expressing reasons for graduate study
• Statement of philosophy on working with children or youth
• 3.0 undergraduate GPA (or most recent graduate experience)
• Copies of transcripts for all institutions
• 3 letters of recommendation
• Campus interview (if necessary)

Applications due by June 1. All programs begin in the fall.

Send Completed Applications to:

Office of Graduate Admissions

c/o Cathy Higley

Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656

Phone: 1-800-635-1244

Fax: 802-635-1230

Email: Graduate Admissions

 

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