A in Education and the MAT degrees significantly reducing the time and

A in education and the mat degrees significantly

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opportunity to count up to twelve of their credential course units toward the M.A. in Education and the MAT degrees, significantly reducing the time and financial resources required to earn a degree. Recent graduates of NDNU's credential programs can also count twelve credential units toward either of these degrees. Contact Dr. Kim Tolley, Program Director, (650) 508-3464, [email protected], for additional information regarding this opportunity. Master's Thesis and Capstone Project Advanced studies are characterized by the reflexive integration of theory and practice. Each master's program culminates with a thesis or capstone project that integrates research, practice, and personal reflection. The type of project that is associated with each degree is noted in the program descriptions (e.g., thesis, teacher research portfolio, capstone statement). Each project invites students to demonstrate scholarly knowledge, skills, and habits of inquiry in the context of a particular area of expertise. It is important to note that the required courses associated with each advanced degree program support students in the completion of their thesis or capstone projects. Through the thesis or capstone experience, students demonstrate their ability to ask thoughtful questions, collect
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information, analyze information, and reflect on issues regarding teaching, learning, and schooling that will enable them to improve their practice throughout their careers. Instructions for preparing the thesis can be found in the Thesis Handbook available from the School of Education and Leadership office. Admission Information Students may apply to enter programs in the Department of Education for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and should meet the following requirements: A bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution Undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better Two letters of recommendation Personal interview with the program director Admission requirements vary by program. Certain graduate programs may require an initial interview and/or test scores. See the relevant Catalog sections or printed Program Brochures for program-specific requirements. For details on admission processes, see Graduate Admission. Master of Arts (MA) in School Administration Dr. Nicholas Gennaro, Program Director, (650) 508-3710, [email protected] This degree program prepares students to administer programs in public and private schools. It approaches administration from a generic standpoint in the core courses and from an experiential base in the practica-based courses. Building upon the Preliminary Administrative Credential, this program enables students to complete six additional units in order to earn a master's degree. Candidates for the Master of Arts in School Administration complete the following: Courses Units Preliminary Administrative Credential 24 EDU4700 Trends in Curriculum Development 3 EDU4703 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3 Total 30
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Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education Dr. Nicole Ofiesh, Program Director, (650) 508-3627, [email protected]
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