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Concentrations

M.S. in Education Improvement and Transformation

Students may opt to take a Professional Development Concentration Set, or earn standalone Professional Development Certificates, which may then be applied toward the M.S. in Education Improvement and Transformation.

The topics of the Sets and Certificates are relevant to the modern education student, and delve into an array of areas.

Collaborative Special Education Law & Process

Creativity & Innovation

In this program, students learn how to think like creative professionals, and how to apply creativity to their chosen career. They will learn to tap into their innate creativity, and investigate strategies to implement their ideas in an educational setting.

Educational Policy

This topic gives students a look into the policy-making aspect of education, with an emphasis on American policy and the ethics behind creating educational policies.

E-Learning Leadership

Evaluation & Assessment

Even the most successful education institutions need to evaluate their performance. This topic discusses the evaluation process and how to effectively assess institutions on multiple levels.

Instructional Design

Leadership in Educational Settings

For students interested in leadership positions, this topic explores the knowledge and skills needed to be a leader in an educational setting. Students will examine how leaders operate in educational settings, and explore topics such as decision-making and policy.

Learning in Game-Based Environments

Learning Technologies

Learning technologies are changing education through online tools. As a result, instructors who understand how and why people use technology are in high demand. This program encourages students to explore various aspects of learning technologies, including new media and virtual communities.

Special Education Leadership

Urban Education

Urban education is one of the most prominent subjects in education today. Students in this track learn about the differences and similarities between urban and rural education settings, and resolving conflict in school settings, among other relevant topics.