Welcome Back, School of Ed Students!
Whether you’re coming to campus for your very first semester or coming back, welcome! I hope that you had a wonderful summer with ample time to refresh and reset! As your Interim Dean, I look forward to meeting you and will work hard to move the school forward while the search is held for a new dean for both the School of Education and Dyson College. We have undergone some transition over the past couple of months, and with that comes positive change and a fresh outlook for the future of our school.
There’s much to be excited about as we begin a new year. We are proud to announce the addition of several new graduate programs here at SOE:
- TESOL International MS: The Master of Science (MS) for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International is a 30-credit program which prepares teachers of English who want to work in international settings or with adult learners in the US. Students learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching English to create engaging learning environments.
- Literacy Specialist and Special Education MSEd (Childhood or Adolescent Track): The Literacy Specialist and Special Education MSEd 39-credit program provides teachers with the opportunity to enhance their careers with a dual certification in the fields of both Literacy and Special Education. Choose either a Childhood or Adolescent Track and learn literacy development for children of all competencies.
- Literacy and TESOL MSEd: The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) is a 36-credit, two-year program for teachers, who already hold their initial teaching certification, seeking to pursue a dual degree in Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The Literacy and TESOL MSEd is ideal for the teacher with linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms, seeking to enhance their career with focused instruction in literacy development.
- Childhood and Bilingual MST: The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood and Bilingual Education is a 48-credit program which prepares candidates with bilingual and second language teaching methodologies to educate children in grades 1–6. Differentiated instruction is emphasized, and technology is incorporated into all aspects of the program so that they are prepared to successfully provide standards-based, practical education to all students at the elementary level.
- Childhood and TESOL MST: The 48-credit, Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood Education and TESOL program prepares candidates to teach children in grades 1–6, along with a certification to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. Students gain knowledge of the multifaceted approach to successfully combine the teaching of both general education and specialized study of language and literacy development, and differentiated instruction methods to English language learners in grades 1-6.
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Whether you have just begun your educational journey or are well on your way, I wish you much success in your endeavors this year and urge you to study hard and take advantage of the opportunities that this University has to offer!
Have a great semester. I look forward to seeing you along the way!
Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing
Interim Dean, School of Education