Academic Program Proposal

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Johns Hopkins University
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Master of ScienceSubstantial Modidication Area of Conetration in Educational Studies4/5/2018Recommended4/4/2018
Substantial Modidication Area of Conetration in Educational Studies Program Description
The changes that Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE) is proposing to make within the M.S. in Educational Studies degree stems from their collaboration program with the Urban Teachers program. With an anticipated start date of summer, 2018, SOE wishes to revise the curriculum and reduce the overall credit weighting, currently 48 credits, for the area of concentration.&nbsp; SOE will offer an area of concentration with a variable credit weighting (40-43 credits). The number credits students will take to earn the degree will vary depending on the specialization they are pursuing: <br> <br>• Elementary education (grades 1-6): 40 credits. <br>• Secondary English language arts (ELA) (grades 6-12): 41 credits <br>• Secondary mathematics (grades 6-12): 43 credits. <br> <br>The proposed reduction in credits outlined above will primarily be achieved by eliminating various credit-bearing clinical field experience/internship courses from the current curriculum.&nbsp; A primary goal in the redesign of coursework is to identify what course content is paramount to the professional development of novice teachers, eliminate redundancies across the curriculum, and to significantly reduce the hours of face-to-face instruction accordingly. <br> <br>The coursework is structured to be practical, experiential, and actionable, allowing for immediate practice of learned skills in the classroom. The integrated course and clinical model has been constructed so that participants are first introduced to educational theory and research in coursework, and then to its practical application. <br> <br>