Curriculum Map

 
Master of Arts in Education Curriculum

MA Ed.

Creativity and Technology

MA Ed.

Dimensions in Identity

MA Ed.

Early Childhood Education

MA Ed.

Integrated Curriculum

MA Ed.

Safe Schools

MA Ed.

Jewish Instructional Education

Core Principles of Instructional Design Principles of Instructional Design Principles of Instructional Design Principles of Instructional Design Principles of Instructional Design Principles of Instructional Design
  Assessment of Learning Assessment of Learning Assessment of Learning Assessment of Learning Assessment of Learning Assessment of Learning
  Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom
Concentration Foundations of Creativity and Innovation Theories Culture and Family Dynamics Play as the Foundation of Learning Concentration Choice from CT/ECE/DI Crisis in Our Schools: An Educators Handbook for Safe Schools Fundamentals and Orientations in Jewish Education
  The Creative Educator Diagnosing Needs in the Diverse Classroom Designers of Learning Concentration Choice from CT/ECE/DI Parents as Partners:  Effective Strategies for Student Success

Jewish Education Methods Course

(Student Choice)

  Creative Pedagogy

Understanding Economics, Class, and Language

Current Issues in

Leadership and Advocacy Concentration Choice from CT/ECE/DI Mean Boys & Girls: A Look at Bullying Prevention in the Schools

Jewish Education Methods Course

(Student Choice)

  Designers of Learning Contemporary Classroom Management Culture and Family Dynamics Concentration Choice from CT/ECE/DI Protecting Students from Online Exploitation and Victimization

Jewish Studies or Jewish Education

Course

(Student Choice)

  Creative Technologies Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom Integrated Learning Concentration Choice from CT/ECE/DI Current Drug Trends and Youth Prevention Programs

Jewish Studies or Jewish Education

Course

(Student Choice)

Electives Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Working with Infants and Toddlers Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Creating Safe Spaces: Addressing LGBTQ Issues in Schools

Elective Chosen from Jewish Ed, EDU tracks, Jewish Studies, or Non-Profit

  Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective: Chosen  from any EDU Track Elective Chosen from Jewish Ed, EDU tracks, Jewish Studies, or Non-Profit

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The doctor of education at Gratz College is grounded in a pluralistic approach to Jewish values and education, while welcoming to people of all cultural and religious traditions. The 48-credit program is designed for practicing educational professionals to enhance their leadership abilities to bring about change and innovation in educational settings. The program emphasizes development of leadership skills through self-reflection, analysis, and best practices used to solve real problems in the workplace through practical application. Through enhancing higher order thinking skills and ethical behavior, doctoral students will be prepared to handle a broad range of social, political, and economic forces impacting education today.

The program consists of 6 core courses and 7 additional courses, in one of three tracks: Jewish Education, Pre k-12 Education, or Higher Education. All students will complete a 9 credit Applied Dissertation, broken up into 3 parts: Concept Paper, Proposal, and Final Report. The program is designed to be completed in 3 years, with 3 Summer Residencies required. All courses, with the exception of the Summer Residencies, will be offered online and in an 8-week accelerated model.

PROGRAM GOALS

  1.  Students will be able to formulate and implement an organizational vision pertinent to their professional practice
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to manage the organization, operations, and resources of a pre k-12, higher education, or Jewish education organization in a way that promotes a safe, supportive and effective learning environment.
  3. Students will collaborate with all stakeholders to respond to diverse interests and needs of the community and beyond and mobilize resources to meet those needs.
  4. Students will act with integrity, fairness, and ethical values.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that influences education.
  6. Students will be able to synthesize scholarly learning and prior professional experience to promote practical application

Total Credits: 48
Required Core – 6 courses (18 credits)
Concentration – 7 courses (21 credits)
Applied Dissertation – 9 credits

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Summer in residence/hybrid and online

EDD 700 Introduction to Doctoral Studies (no credit)

 EDD 701 Academic Writing at the Doctoral Level

(no credit)

Core 1. EDD 705 Methods of Inquiry

 EDD 898 Concept Paper (begin)

Core 6. EDD 704 Data Analysis for Decision Making

Track 1

EDD 899 Proposal Development Begins

Track 6

EDD 900 Begin Applied Dissertation Report (ADR)

Fall A Core 2. EDD 706 Leading an Educational Organization Track 2

Continue  ADR

Track 7

Fall B Core 3. EDD 707 Strategic Planning for Educational Leadership Track 3 Continue ADR
Spring A Core 4. EDD 702 Critical Contexts in Educational Leadership Track 4 Continue ADR
Spring B

Core 5. EDD 703 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Educational Leadership

 EDD 898 Concept paper Due

Track 5

EDD 899 Proposal Due

EDD 900 Final Product ADR Due – Oral Defense

 

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