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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.
Program Requirements

Compulsory Courses: All master candidates are required to complete the following courses (15 credit hours):

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

EDUC640

Research Methodology in Education I 

 

EDUC621

Education and Society Arab Countries.

 

EDUC632

Psychological Foundations in Education.

 

EDUC633

Curriculum Development and Instruction

EDUC632

EDUC639

Research Methodology in Education II  

EDUC640 

All master candidates are required to complete (EDUC639) or ( EDUC640) within the first 15 credit hours
 

Elective Courses: Any education course at the graduate level offered by the program from this list:

Prerequisite)s)

Course Title

Course No.

 

Recent Issues In Administration and Educational Leadership 

EDUC636

EDUC640 

Quantitative Research Methods in Education

EDUC637

At least 9 credits from Ed. Admin. 

Applications in Educational Administration

EDUC833

 

Special Topics in Education 

EDUC839

 

Focus Area Courses: (12 credit hours from one of the following six concentrations)

Prerequisite(s)

Course Title

Course No.

Credit Hours

 

Foundations of Teaching Mathematics 

EDUC7301

 

Group 1: Mathematics Education 

 

EDUC7301

Recent Trends in Teaching Mathematics 

EDUC7311

EDUC640 

Recent Research on  Teaching

EDUC735

EDUC640

Special Topics in Teaching Mathematics.

EDUC8381

 

Foundations of Teaching Science

EDUC7302

 

Group 2: 

Science Education

 

EDUC7302

Recent Trends in Teaching Science

EDUC7312

EDUC640

Recent Research on  Teaching

EDUC735

EDUC640

Special Topics in Teaching Science.

EDUC8382

 

Foundations of Teaching English

EDUC7303

Group 3: 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

EDUC7303

Recent Trends in Teaching English

EDUC7313

EDUC640

Recent Research on  Teaching

EDUC735

EDUC640

Special Topics in Teaching English.

EDUC8383

 

Principles of Educational Administration.

EDUC732

 

Group 4: 

Educational Administration

 

EDUC732

Educational Leadership.

EDUC733

EDUC640

Strategic Planning in Education.

EDUC734

EDUC640

Program Planning and Evaluation or Educational Supervision

EDUC832
or
EDUC835

EDUC640

Educational  Supervision

EDUC835

 

Group 5: Instructional Supervision

EDUC835

Leadership and Instructional Supervision  

EDUC736

EDUC835

Analysis of Instructional Supervision Models

EDUC737

EDUC737

Applications of Instructional Supervision Models.

EDUC836

EDUC640

Introduction to Special Education   

EDUC738

 

Group 6: 

Special Education

 

EDUC738

Learning and Instruction in Special Education I

EDUC634

EDUC634

Learning and Instruction in Special Education II

EDUC635

EDUC738

Assessment and Counseling in Special Education

EDUC837

 

Additional 6 credit hours :Track A (Thesis)  or Track B (Two Seminars)

Prerequisite(s)

Course No.

Track Title

It is required to complete at least 15 credit hours from the program courses

Thesis

Track A: EDUC860

 Seminar in Education ( Non-Thesis)

Seminar A or Seminar B

Track B: EDUC830 

EDUC831

Note: Some Master applicants may be required to take remedial courses.

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