Master of Science in Education
The primary purpose of the program is to develop the capacities of educators and other proessionals to support cultural diversity and culturally responsive learning and living. This interdisciplinary program emphasizes the cultivation of dispositions, attitudes, knowledge and skills that are critical to teaching diverse students in today's schools and working in any other settings where diversity is both present and valued.
If you are a teacher, here's what the program can do for you:
Help you learn how to engage and increase academic performance of ALL of your students, including students of color, economically disadvantaged students and students who are English language learners
Help you learn how to enhance student skills in areas such as empathy and respect
Help you to develop your capacity to be effective as a teacher of diverse students
If you are not a teacher, here's what the program can do for you:
Help you enter and succeed in a wide variety of careers and occupations in various settings, including educational institutions, social services, human resources, corporate/public administration and other fields with increasing demand for diversity skills
Act as a steppingstone to a doctoral program in social foundations of education, educational policy and related areas
Enhance your understanding of the intersection of diversity and education, including the needs of English language learners
Enhance your understanding of the ways diversity operates in difference settings and of how diversity is portrayed in popular culture
Interdisciplinary (courses are taken in multiple departments and schools across the University)
30 credit hours
Select from three areas of emphasis: cultural diversity, English as a second language, gender and education
This program is open to enrollment at any time during the school year. Interested individuals are encouraged to look at the How to Apply information or to contact the program director, Dr. Tianlong Yu (email@example.com) or graduate recruiter, Angie White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The requirements for admission to the graduate program in Learning, Culture and Society are a bachelor’s and a GPA of 3.0 or above during the last two years of undergraduate work.
To complete the degree, students will complete a final project. The final project may either be an action or traditional research project.
Dr. Tianlong Yu
Department of Educational Leadership
Campus Box 1125
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1125