Raises the competencies of teachers, department heads, curriculum coordinators, and administrators in areas including curriculum development, use of technology in the classroom, assessment, leadership, and teaching methodologies to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools.
The Van Loan School offers an M.Ed. in International Curriculum Development and Supervision through a blended program of online and face-to- face studies, with summer courses in Leysin, Switzerland.
Educators are challenged to create excellent learning architectures and cultures of learning that encourages principles such as learner engagement, assessment “for, of, and as” learning, research and reflection on learning, inquiry, and understanding, as well as ongoing school enrichment, transformation, and innovation.
This flexible program can be completed in 13 months or over an extended period of time to meet your personal requirements. To discuss customizing a program of study, please email Richard Pacheco.
*From January 2019, the new Program of Studies Timetable will offer:
- Less summer time commitment - 3 face-to-face summer courses (currently 4), for 2 summers
- Lower summer study accommodation and living expenses - 3 weeks, rather than 4, for 2 summers
- Less stress during online courses - each course is studied individually
Those students beginning their studies with an online course in January 2019 will be able to complete the M.Ed. in 16 months.
The courses offered in the M.Ed. programs will remain unchanged.
Program of Study
At the end of this program, students will:
- Articulate a personal philosophy of curriculum, learning architecture, culture, and "ecology."
- Identify and interpret research and theories that provide a framework for effective curricular and assessment principles in international school settings.
- Develop a repertoire of strategies to facilitate, mentor, and share curriculum and teaching with educators, parents, students and other stakeholders who represent diverse cultural groups.
- Implement and teach others to implement a broad variety of curriculum theories, designs, and successful practices.
- Use and teach others to use a variety of assessment strategies to create student and teacher learning and metacognition, to inform future curricular changes, and to provide evidence of learning.
- Identify and analyze future trends and issues related to the functions and roles of curricular leaders in international school settings.
- Make targeted learning principles connected to the curriculum and genuinely visible at all times in preparation for (but not exclusively for) varied "visiting teams" and quality audits.
*Please note: IED574 has a pre-requisite of IED582 for this program onlyIED 511 - Strategies for Change in International SchoolsIED 580 - Innovative Practices in EducationIED 582 - Research MethodsIED 505 - Vertical and Horizontal Curriculum Architecture: School Wide Prerequisites and ProcessMIEA 502 - Facilitating Teaching and LearningIED 504 - Theories in Curriculum^IED 574 - Research Project*IED 513 - Assessment for 21st Century LearningIED 523 - Technology for Curriculum Development and SupervisionIED 525 - Designing and Teaching for UnderstandingIED 528 - Seminar in Curricular Enrichment for School TransformationMIEA 587 - Leadership Development Seminar
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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