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Educational Studies (M.S. Ed.)

Western Illinois University

Our program aims to prepare leaders and advocates for teaching and learning in a diverse, democratic society, who will influence their communities in positive, productive and just ways.


College of Education and Human Services Educational Studies
1 University Ave Horrabin Hall Rm 115
Macomb and Moline, IL, Illinois, 61455, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Our students use the tools of the humanities and social sciences to study fundamental problems and questions in education with an eye toward more equitable social arrangements and democratic ways of being. Through coursework, independent study and supervised research or scholarship, students learn the principles and skills of responsible inquiry, evaluation and assessment; pedagogically and morally sound educational policy; and culturally responsive, resilient and effective educational practice.


Academic Fields

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Psychology.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MSEd, Masters of Science in Education


Formats

Part Time, Full Time, Online or Distance, On-Campus

Keywords

educators, policy advocates, consultants, researchers, scholars, human resources, teachers

Contacts

Dr. Andrea Hyde

Dr. Andrea Hyde
Associate Professor, Educational Studies
am-hyde@wiu.edu
am-hyde@wiu.edu
3097629841

Eric Sheffield

Eric Sheffield
Professor and Department Chair
ec-sheffield@wiu.edu
ec-sheffield@wiu.edu
390 298-1183

Gretchen Sullivan

Gretchen Sullivan
Assistant Director, WIU School of Graduate Studies
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
309-298-1806

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Our program consists of two options..Language Culture and
Education...these students typically are working with English Language Learners, at all levels, K-12 thru adults. Professional Studies...these students are looking to advance there knowledge about the educational process, from policy, diversity, instruction, to evaluation. Students in this option work in all levels...K-12, post-secondary and the public sector. Our students study the Foundations of Education; they use the tools of the humanities and social sciences to study fundamental problems and questions in education with an eye toward more equitable social arrangements and democratic ways of being. They analyze critically educational policies and practices, including curriculum choices, teaching methods, assessment measures and uses, and funding options at local, state, and national levels.


Academic Backgrounds

Adult and Continuing Education Administration.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.

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