Masters In Education

Professional Masters in Education at D'Youville College

D'Youville College has a rich history of preparing some of the finest teachers in the region through widely recognized programmes of education.
The Professional Masters in Education at D'Youville College is designed as the intellectual and professional next step for practicing teachers. Our program provides students with advanced knowledge in Educational Foundations, Learning Theory, Multiculturalism, Inclusion and Critical Issues in Education. It offers teachers essential knowledge and skills to support emerging professionals in their fields while providing a flexible and individualized academic experience. This hybrid curriculum is designed to meet the needs of working teachers in the United States, as well as those working in an international context. It is a truly international degree that will empower you to teach across the globe and in the best Indian schools.
For JBCN Education-ChalkBoard School Solutions, the Professional Masters in Education is structured in three modules, taken over the course of one academic year. This exciting program features three diverse learning experiences - online, hybrid and study abroad - thus providing the convenience of time and place coupled with the distinctive opportunity of learning from international educators. The online courses are taught asynchronously, perfect for working teachers with busy schedules. The hybrid courses, which are partially online, will also have the unique element of being taught by the D'Youville college professors during the in-person instruction which will be held in Mumbai, thus providing an international educational experience right here. Students will complete the program during a study abroad experience at D'Youville College, in Buffalo, NY. While in Buffalo, students will visit a variety of schools for observation and learning, historic sites and natural wonders, such as Niagara Falls. The MA students will have the honour of participating in and graduating at the graduation ceremony held at D'Youville College, Buffalo, USA.


 

 

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Course Modules

Module 1

Course Number Course Name Credits
EDU 620

This course is designed to familiarize students with underlying foundations, principles and theories related to education and learning. Emphasis is placed on developmental theorists and educational theory as it relates to the process of teaching and learning.

3.0
EDU 651

This course examines patterns of diversity in North America and internationally. Attention is given to racial, ethnic, religious and other minorities in contemporary society. Cultural perspectives which impact schooling are discussed and strategies to enhance teaching and learning are explored. Age and culturally appropriate strategies for creating effective teaching-learning environments are examined.

3.0
EDU 613

This course is designed to help the prospective secondary school teacher use effective techniques to improve students’ reading and writing, both generally and in specific content areas.

3.0
EDU 656

This course introduces students to the social and philosophical foundations of education and ways in which they have been influential in shaping education in North America. As such, the course covers philosophies of education within the social/political context that influenced their development. Discussions, lectures, readings and student-centered work take place against the background of emerging philosophies of education in any given time period. A major focus of the course is on an examination of perennial questions related to education and schooling in North America.

3.0

Subtotal: 12 Credits


 

Module 2

Course Number Course Name Credits
EDU 679

This course will address a variety of topics relevant to teachers interested in transitioning into leadership roles in schools.

3.0
EDU 622

This course is designed to provide an introduction to special education. Emphasis is placed on the legal foundations of special education and learning and behavioral characteristics of students with special needs in the elementary and secondary school. Attention is given to models of effective collaboration with co-workers and on models which lead to education in the least restrictive environment. Individual instructional programming intervention and learning strategies are analyzed. The use of educational and assisting technology in planning for the needs of individual learners is a critical component of this course.

3.0
EDU 653

This course is designed to discuss and analyze current and future trends in education. Emphasis is placed on issues related to chemical dependency, social and economic inequality, school support through mentorships and funding, availability and use of media technology, collaborative teaching techniques, privatization of schooling, equality and equity; educational leadership and other related issues.

3.0
EDU 689

This course provides an introduction to the genre of literature targeted for adolescent/young adult readers. Students explore issues relevant to young adult reading, including adolescent development, reading ability and preferences, theories of reading, censorship, etc. The course considers curricular and pedagogical issues salient to the adoption of young adult literature, particularly as teachers attempt to develop reader-centered approaches and curricula for teaching and learning in pluralistic settings.

3.0

Subtotal: 12 Credits


 

Module 3

Course Number Course Name Credits
EDU 658

This course is designed to provide students with a framework for critically analyzing and conducting research focused in an educational context. Unique contextual factors and populations in both general and special education are discussed in terms of their implications for research conceptualization, design, implementation, interpretation and reporting.

3.0
EDU 652

Emphasis in this course is on curricular design and instructional planning to address the special developmental and educational needs of students in elementary and secondary school. Attention is given to past and future trends in design and implementation and to appropriate planning techniques for meeting the needs of a diverse population of students at differing levels of social, physical, management and academic ability. Curriculum planning is examined on the state, district, school and classroom levels, along with the roles and responsibilities of administrators, teachers, school staff, students and community members.

3.0
EDU 637

Candidates will analyze and evaluate multiple literacies and modalities of literacy and their impact on adolescent learners, including critical reading of nontraditional text and how meaning is conveyed through multimodal representations. Emphasis is also placed on the impact of emergent technologies on adolescent development and learning, and on preparation of teachers to convey meaning through the “new literacies” in all content areas. Special attention is paid to the impact of multiple literacies on English language learners, students at risk for school failure, and students with exceptionalities.

3.0
EDU 614

In this capstone course, candidates work independently with an advisor as they design, edit and finalize a capstone project. Candidates develop an e-portfolio to showcase learning outcomes directly linked to applications of professional experience and knowledge to capstone topic. The e-portfolio provides an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their understanding of the links between content and pedagogy and to highlight their own advanced understanding of knowledge and skills related to curriculum and instructional applications in their teaching area(s).

3.0
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Subtotal: 12 Credits



Total: 36 Credits


 

 

Course Schedule

 

Summer Session - Online Courses

May 14th – July 21st 2018

  • EDU 620: Theories of Learning
  • EDU 651: Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity
  • EDU 613: Methods of Content Area Literacy
  • EDU 656: Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education

Fall Session - Online Courses

August 27th - November 3rd, 2018

  • EDU 653: Critical Issues in Education
  • EDU 679: Special Topics : Young Adult Literature and Literacy
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Hybrid Courses

October 15th, 2018 - December 15th 2018 &

January 20th – February 9th 2019

  • EDU 679: Special Topics in School Leadership
  • EDU 622: Needs of Exceptional Learners
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Spring Session - Online Courses

February 24th 2019 – May 11th 2019

  • EDU 658: Research in Education
  • EDU 652: Curriculum Planning in Education
  • EDU 637: Technology Literacy in Education
  • EDU 614: Curriculum & Instruction Capstone
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FAQs

 
Professional Masters in Education
Nation of Learning Excellence (NLE - a JBCN Education initiative) is offering this course from D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York (USA) to schools across Asia, in collaboration with ChalkBoard School Solutions.
All certificates related to the program and its modules will be awarded by D’Youville College. Certificates of completion will be issued for each course completed and a diploma will be awarded upon completion of the degree.
Those who earn the Masters in Education degree will receive a diploma from D’Youville College. It is a truly international degree that will empower you to teach across the globe and in the best Indian schools. D’Youville College and its programs are accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The commission is recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education and Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
The degree earned on completion of this course is from D’Youville College and is recognized both in India and globally.
The Professional Masters in Education at D’Youville College is designed as the intellectual and professional next step for practicing teachers. Our program provides students with advanced knowledge in Educational Foundations, Learning Theory, Multiculturalism, Inclusion and Critical Issues in Education. It offers teachers essential knowledge and skills to support emerging professionals in their fields while providing a flexible and individualized academic experience.
This hybrid curriculum is designed to meet the needs of working teachers in the United States, as well as those working in an international context. It is a truly international degree that will empower you to teach across the globe and in the best Indian schools.
All educators and aspiring educators looking to build/advance their career in school leadership, curriculum design and education management will gain value from this program.
A Bachelor’s degree in any subject will be adequate. These degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. It is preferable that applicants are proficient in the English Language.
Yes, this program is suitable for anyone who has earned a bachelor’s degree
An educator taking this course may aspire to advance to the following positions:

● School Leadership positions
● Curriculum Developer
● Education Manager
School teachers play a vital role in a child's development. As a teacher or school leader, you have the potential to influence thousands of children and youth throughout your career. D'Youville College has a rich history of preparing some of the finest teachers in the region. Through its collaboration with JBCN and ChalkBoard, D’Youville College brings to teachers across Asia its commitment to educational equity; intellectual, cultural and spiritual diversity; life-long learning; innovative scholarly production; and compassion for and commitment to the communities they serve. Their goal is for teachers to demonstrate a commitment to shared governance, student-centered education, collaboration, professionalism and social justice.
This program is overseen by the D’Youville College, School of Education Department Chair, Dr. Hilary Lochte
The faculty delivering the programme include:
• Dr. Hilary Lochte - Professor and Chair of the Education Department at D’Youville College,
• Dr. Julie Carter - Associate Professor and Director of TESOL Education at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY
• Dr. James P. Lalley - Professor of Education
• Dr. Robert Gamble – Full Professor at Education Department at D’Youville College
• Dr. Catherine Lalonde - Assistant Professor and NCATE Coordinator for the Education Department
• Dr. Stephen Williams - Tenured, full professor in the Department of Education
• Dr. Jamie DeWaters - Professor of Special Education
The mode of delivery is primarily online and hybrid, with a two week, face- to- face session component, delivered by D’Youville faculty in Mumbai, India. Module 1 and 3 are entirely online sessions and Module 2 is a mix of face-to-face synchronous and online sessions.
Admissions have started, so students can start applying.
Applicants have to complete an online application and send supporting documents at Click Here. The admissions requirement for the D'Youville's Masters in Education is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

If transcripts are not in English, or come from a school outside of the U.S. or Canada, they must be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation service. You may choose from the list given below:

● International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
● Josef Silny and Associates
● Educational Perspectives
● World Education Services

In the application form, please check the relevant box to indicate that you are international student. If the application is accepted by the D’Youville admissions team, the candidate will be sent a confirmation mail. Post this, the candidate will have to make the payment for the relevant course/module option on the JBCN website.
At the time of admission, documentary requirements include the completed D’Youville online application form and an official transcript evaluation from an accredited transcript evaluation service.
The next batch for the program starts from 14th May, 2018
The duration is approximately 1 year – from May 2018 to May 2019
The College uses a variety of means to engage online students. Online course interactions primarily take place inside of its Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Inside their course, students will be able to interact through a variety of means. These include watching online lectures, participating in collaborative group projects, discussion boards, submitting papers, taking quizzes, etc. The LMS also facilitates student-to-student and student-to-faculty communication, and lets students track their progress throughout the semester.
The timings will be flexible and the course can be accessed by students at their convenience as per their individual schedules. Much of the work will be handled asynchronously. Most of the course components can be completed at students’ own time and pace. Any synchronous meetings will be scheduled around students’ work schedules. The face- to- face sessions’ venue, dates and timings will be intimated later.
Each course is of three credits which involves a total of 45-48 contact hours (time required for lectures). Completion of a module will require 180-192 contact hours. One contact hour of lecture time is equal to 50 minutes in real time.
Most of the online sessions won’t be live sessions due to the time difference between India and the US. However, for face-to-face sessions, students can contact the concerned professor who will guide the student. There is no standard procedure for missed lectures.
All courses have homework assignments. Students should expect to spend several hours per week completing homework assignments.
Required readings are considered part of the preparation for the course and have been configured as course credit.
Currently there is one batch planned. Batch size will be small to ensure quality of delivery .
Candidates will be assessed with traditional assignments that have been adapted for an online course format. The faculty of the Education Department at D’Youville College regularly assigns research or reflective papers, electronic projects such as PowerPoint or Preszis, just to name a few examples. Overall, our Education professors assign work that is practical and grounded in best practices. The goal, always, is to use assessments that bring about deeper understanding of course content and improve pedagogy.
Exams are course and faculty dependent. Any professors requiring exams in a course will notify students at the start of a course when and how exams are delivered. Many courses will require projects rather than exams. That information will be provided by the concerned professors at the start of the semester.
There is no established exam schedule. Any course requiring an exam will have scheduling details listed in the syllabus
Professors who require exams would provide detailed information on exams at the start of the semester.
Most of the courses will require project work. Each course’s syllabus will provide those details at the start of the semester.
There are 3 Modules in this course with each module consisting of 4 courses. Each module will have 12 credits on completion. Details of the courses can be found in the curriculum brochure or under the relevant tab at www.nle.org.in
Students participating in the program will be able to take advantage of the full range of D’Youville’s student support resources - including the Library, Learning Centre, IT unit, online learning tools, and networking events.
The language of course delivery is English.
Students must understand that not having a strong command of English will be a significant barrier to completing the courses successfully.
Please log on to our website http://www.nle.org.in/courses/masters-in-education/ and click on the ‘Enquire Now’ button to input your details. We will get back to you.
Students can travel to D’Youville for the graduation ceremony and campus immersion for three weeks, on completion of all program modules.

During their 3 weeks in residence at D'Youville College, program graduates will have the opportunity to visit local schools and gain first hand insights about the US educational system. They will interact with the Education Department faculty members who taught their courses and meet other graduates from the same cohort. Graduates will be welcomed officially into the Alumni Association of D’Youville College and have the unique opportunity to participate in the D’Youville College graduation ceremony, where their degrees will be conferred. There will also be sightseeing and recreational opportunities, including a trip to Niagara Falls.
Students can travel to D’Youville for the graduation ceremony and campus immersion for three weeks, on completion of all program modules.

During their 3 weeks in residence at D'Youville College, program graduates will have the opportunity to visit local schools and gain first hand insights about the US educational system. They will interact with the Education Department faculty members who taught their courses and meet other graduates from the same cohort. Graduates will be welcomed officially into the Alumni Association of D’Youville College and have the unique opportunity to participate in the D’Youville College graduation ceremony, where their degrees will be conferred. There will also be sightseeing and recreational opportunities, including a trip to Niagara Falls.

This involves an additional cost of $3000 in addition to airfare.
A Masters’ degree from an accredited institution such as D’Youville College counts towards advancement towards Ph.D/Ed.D in any institution worldwide.
We offer doctoral program in Educational Leadership at D'Youville College. It is designed to prepare educational professionals to confront leadership challenges and engage in effective policy research, analysis, and implementation.
The Professional Master’s in Education at D’Youville College has been specially designed and is exclusively offered to teachers across Asia through this collaboration with NLE and ChalkBoard School Solutions. Therefore, the course fee comes at a special price point exclusively offered for this particular collaboration, not available through the regular interface with D’Youville. It is significantly lower than comparable courses offered by D’Youville College or other US universities and colleges.