Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Masters of Education (EdM) comprehensive curriculum found in each program allows the study of educational research and theory while deepening content knowledge of your selected program. EdM program offerings are diverse and interdisciplinary. At SED, you will benefit from the collaborative, close-knit student body and the engaged faculty.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Human Rights Essay Award

Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: candidates from all over the world who hold a law degree
Prizes: a full scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law


Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is currently inviting essay submissions for its Human Rights Essay Award 2016. The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. To apply for the Human Rights Essay Award, candidates must choose a subject pertaining to the topic chosen by the Academy for the year.
Participants will have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the substantive law relevant to the field. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The essay has to be a legal article written in English or Spanish.

Concordia University is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.

We strongly recommend that students and family members only consider private alternative loans after all types of federal and Dartmouth financing have been exhausted. Please meet with a Dartmouth financial aid officer to discuss options that are in your best interest.

When I talk to people who are frustrated with their student loan debt and want to get rid of it as soon as possible, there’s one question that comes up over and over again:
Should I consolidate my student loans?
It’s a tricky question both because there are a lot of variables to consider and because there’s a lot of misinformation out there about exactly what student loan consolidation is and how it can help you.
So my goal here is to correct that misinformation and show you exactly what student loan consolidation is and when it can help you.

The Early Childhood Education (ECED) program and faculty have a national reputation for their contributions to the field of Early Education. Early childhood education spans birth to age eight. The Ohio license is for teaching children age three to eight, preschool through primary. Our program places a strong emphasis on field experience. With this program, students complete student teaching experiences in both pre-k and grades K-3.
The ECED program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Ohio's State Department of Education. Kent State Universities' Early Childhood program received International Baccalaureate recognition (IB) in the summer of 2012.  In addition to the ECED license in the state of Ohio, the student will receive the IB certificate if they are in the catalog year 2011. Ohio license is recognize by many other states in the U.S. For reciprocity agreements contact the Vacca Office.
ECED Second license and additional endorsement seekers: PreK-3, Generalist 4/5, and Preponderant (prek) endorsements at the graduate level are available. AN ADVISING prospectus must be created and on file with the Vacca Office, the graduate office, and your advisor in order for us to assist you with receiving the proper credentialing at the end of your coursework. To create a graduate second license or endorsement prospectus please contact
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined. In just 30 days, the largest school system in the U.S. began offeringcredit for online courses, a major university began awarding degrees without any class time required, and scores of public universities are moving their courses online. The point at which online higher education becomes mainstream is no longer in some fuzzy hypothetical future; the next president’s Secretary of Education will need an entire department dedicated to the massive transition.

The Master in Education (M.Ed.) programme is now available as a modular programme, and prospective applicants may choose one of the following study modes.
  • Option 1: Full-time (see note 1)
    4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed in one year
  • Option 2: Part-time (see note 2)
    4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over two years
    The taught component is completed in year 1, and the dissertation is completed in year 2.
  • Option 3: Part-time (see note 3)
    4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over three years
    2 modules are completed in year 1, 2 modules are completed in year 2, and the dissertation is completed in year 3.
A Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in a four-year degree program that leads to dual Indiana state teaching licenses for teaching young children in infant/toddler and preschool settings, and K-3rd Grade classrooms. The ECE program emphasizes the preparation of teachers for inclusive settings, with students taking a concentration of coursework in early intervention and special education. In the IU ECE Program, you’ll learn to develop curricula and plan environments for younger learners and build educational theories that will inform your future work with young children and families. You will be able to test your skills and knowledge in real-world settings during the program. You’ll gain invaluable practice through field experiences and student teaching with infants/toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and 1st-3rd grade children who represent the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, and abilities you’ll experience throughout your career.


The doctorate (Latindoceo “I teach”) appeared in medieval Europe as a license to teach (Latinlicentia docendi) at a medieval university.[2] Its roots can be traced to the early church when the term "doctor" referred to the Apostleschurch fathers and other Christian authorities who taught and interpreted the Bible.[2] The right to grant a licentia docendi was originally reserved to the church which required the applicant to pass a test, to take oath of allegiance and pay a fee. The Third Council of the Lateran of 1179 guaranteed the access – now largely free of charge – of all able applicants, who were, however, still tested for aptitude by the ecclesiastic scholastic.[3] This right remained a bone of contention between the church authorities and the slowly emancipating universities, but was granted by the Pope to the University of Paris in 1231 where it became a universal license to teach (licentia ubique docendi).[3] However, while the licentia continued to hold a higher prestige than the bachelor's degree (Baccalaureus), it was ultimately reduced to an intermediate step to the Magister and doctorate, both of which now became the exclusive qualification for teaching.[3]
At the university, doctoral training was a form of apprenticeship to a guild.[4] The traditional term of study before new teachers were admitted to the guild of "Master of Arts", seven years, was the same as the term of apprenticeship for other occupations. Originally the terms "master" and "doctor" were synonymous,[5] but over time the doctorate came to be regarded as a higher qualification than the master degree.