Course Summary

The three principles of the Master’s in Education at SIU are Educational Leadership, Early Infancy Education, and Special Needs Education. Students of the program will receive the education needed to perform on operational and management positions.

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Language
English/Spanish
Clock Hours

36 credits
Modality
Online/Hybrid
Duration
60 weeks or 4 semesters

Program Description

The master’s in education program instructs students in childhood development, general education, intervention, and teaching and learning process in educational institutions. Students in the program will also develop a deeper understanding of philosophy, theory, and practice of classroom instruction in general education, special education, early childhood intervention, and educational leadership. Students gain a greater understanding of educational institutions and the requirements for their successful operation. Students will deepen their critical-thinking skills through analyzes of issues of educational equity and diversity and differentiating students with learning differences.

Focus is on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning environments and integrated curricula for young children; developing the rational processes by which children acquire knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes toward learning. Emphasis is also placed on evaluating the use and value of spontaneous play and hands-on activities; planned experience and instruction that provide students with opportunities to explore and manipulate ideas and concept. The specializations in this program will orient students toward educational leadership, special education, and early childhood education. Students will select one specialization from the following areas:

• Specialization in Educational Leadership

• Specialization in Special Education

• Specialization in Early Childhood Education

What will you learn?

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

• Study of development, intervention, learning, and teaching processes in preschool, kindergarten, primary grade levels, and educational leadership.

• Prepare students in the field of education with an entrepreneurial component.

• Focuses on the nature of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development of children, with implications for learning and teaching.

• The student will also learn major orientations through minors in the study of child development, special needs, and leadership.

• Use appropriate sentence structure and vocabulary.

• Incorporate diverse cultural perspectives into business decisions.

• Recognize ethical issue.

• Identify ethical issues.

Program Objectives

The Master´s in Education program offers study of development, intervention, learning, and teaching processes in preschool, kindergarten, primary grade levels and educational leadership. The programs’ objective is to prepare students in the field of education with an entrepreneurial component.

The program objective focuses on the nature of Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Moral Development of Children with implications for Learning and Teaching. The student will also learn major orientations through Minors in the study of Child Development, Special Needs and Leadership.

Admission Requirements

To complete the admissions process, the candidate must meet and submit the following requirements:

Domestic Student        

A completed signed and dated admission application.

Application fee $85.00 (*) made payable to San Ignacio University. (non-refundable)

Copy of bachelor/ master’s degree diploma or transcripts. For graduate transfer students, official transcripts in a sealed envelope must be submitted. All documents and educational credentials, if they are not in English, must be translated and evaluated by companies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of approved evaluation services, please visit: www.naces.org

Copy of valid Government Issued Picture Identification (upon admissions)

International Student

Completed signed and dated international application form.

Application fee $85.00 (*) made payable to San Ignacio University (non-refundable)

Financial statement or certified bank letter in English demonstrating full tuition funds available, along with living expenses capability to cover a minimum of one year(12 months) of tuition and fees, books, supplies, living and any other necessary expenses during your studies.  (Amounts must be in or converted to USD currency). A minimum of $23,000 USD

Affidavit of support form if there is a sponsor and a copy of the sponsor’s ID.

Graduate Programs: Copy of bachelor’s degree diploma or transcripts. For graduate transfer students, official transcripts in a sealed envelope must be submitted. All documents and educational credentials, if they are not in English, must be translated and evaluated by companies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of approved evaluation services, please visit: www.naces.org

If a student’s native language is not English, proficiency in English must be established, see policy below.

Copy of SEVIS / I-901 Receipt https://www.fmjfee.com      

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