GSEP Introduces Master’s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change

Mara Leigh Taylor

Mara Leigh Taylor founded Getting Out by Going In

Today, we are facing major social and economic issues around the world. GSEP has developed a program in which participants are encouraged to explore the root causes of these issues and develop models that effect social change at the local and global levels. Offered in a face-to-face and online hybrid delivery model, this new, 40-unit degree will emphasize the learning processes necessary for generating sustainable solutions to pressing problems affecting individuals, communities, and nations. In less than two years, students will articulate their own approach for impactful leadership while learning management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, facilitating stakeholder groups, developing marketing campaigns, and utilizing tools for measurement.

Other Program Enhancements

In an effort to continuously provide students with skills and knowledge in line with cultural and educational trends, the Education Division has also made several program enhancements. These changes will broaden GSEP’s offering and prepare students for successful careers in an increasingly technology-driven and globally- focused marketplace.

Celina Guich

Celina Guich (MA '05) formed the Niapele Project

Master of Arts in Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Launching in Fall 2010, this new, one-year, 30-unit, graduate program is intended for local candidates who want to specialize in teaching English learners, or international candidates wishing to study the teaching of English. TESOL will convene at the Irvine Graduate Campus in Orange County, California. Courses are aligned with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Standards for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programs.

Master of Science in Administration and Preliminary Services Credential

Called the Educational Leadership Academy (ELA ), this 11-month program readies students for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, which qualifies them to serve as a principal, administrator, supervisor, or in other leadership positions. To support full-time working educators, ELA just launched a new blended format with 40 percent online instruction and 60 percent face-to-face interaction on weekends. Curriculum links research and theory with the best professional practices, develops competencies to manage day-to-day crises, and the hones the ability to articulate a long-term vision for today’s challenged classrooms.

Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies (DELT)

Designed to prepare leaders to compete in the constantly evolving world of technology, DELT will introduce a revised curriculum focused on learning in Fall 2010. New courses will build students’ competencies in the areas of new media, knowledge creation and collaboration, and emerging technologies. In addition, students will receive increased training in conducting formal research and evaluation, as well as support throughout the program and dissertation process. As such, graduates will be able to demonstrate greater proficiency in formal research and evaluation in their professional endeavors. To provide a global perspective on learning, students will now also participate in an international experience.

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