The mission of the Master in Education program is to prepare qualified educators to work in different sectors of the Palestinian education system, namely as teachers, supervisors, administrators, and researchers. The program, moreover, prepares educators to hold other related administrative positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions.
The Master in Education program aims to develop exemplary professional educators for today’s and tomorrow’s classrooms who:
- Effectively integrate contemporary, research-based theory and practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how planning, instructional delivery, and assessment work together to enhance classroom teaching.
- Have a positive impact on student achievement in elementary and secondary classrooms.
- Serve as model reflective teachers who use data to inform practice in school based settings.
- Demonstrate high ethical standards and become an integral part of the school community.
Graduates of this program are exemplary teachers who:
- Incorporate knowledge of standards and standards-based instructional approaches to the design and the implementation of teaching.
- Apply evidence-based strategies and methodologies to teach in a variety of settings employing a constructivist approach.
- Know how to use the assessment of learner needs in order to differentiate instruction to affect student learning.
- Know how to design, implement, and evaluate lesson planning and transform the planning into classroom practice.
- Provide interdisciplinary learning experiences where appropriate.
- Incorporate their knowledge of standards and standards-based instructional approaches to the design and the implementation of teaching.
- Effectively integrate technology into instruction.
- Function as reflective practitioners.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity in teaching.
- Maintain respectful and collaborative relationships with families and communities that support schools and students’ growth and learning.