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Faculty tips for graduate applicants


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Faculty tip sheet for prospective graduate applicants used as part of content marketing strategy. Designed to provide concise advice or insights to applicants re: their respective graduate programs.

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Faculty tips for graduate applicants

  1. 1. THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT GRADUATES ABOUT 900STUDENTS EACHYEAR OF THOSE, MORE THAN 400ARE TEACHERS ▶ Use the technology available at your school to establish an online forum where teachers feel comfortable discussing how to address their classroom challenges and successes. Check to see if your alma mater has blogs and online forums where alumni can connect with professors and students. Joining professional organizations (i.e., Professional Association for Georgia Educators) can provide you with multiple opportunities to share, collaborate and keep active in the field as an ongoing learner. Build Online Professional Learning Community Teachers can use social media to stay in touch with fellow cohort members, send group messages to discuss issues that come up and organize alumni events. Engage in Social Media Reconnect with Alma Mater Never Stop Learning “Our research shows that when teacher education programs provide opportunities for professional collaboration, new teachers think deeply about their instruction and generate new ideas that benefit positive teaching and learning practices.” Diane Truscott, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education APPLICANTSTIPSURBAN ACCELERATED CERTIFICATE & MASTER’S
  2. 2. THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT GRADUATES ABOUT 900STUDENTS EACHYEAR OF THOSE, MORE THAN 400ARE TEACHERS ▶ If you’re considering applying to the Social Foundations of Education M.S. prorgam, a central feature of our students is being curious and open to new and challenging ideas. Many of our master’s students use this program to prepare to continue their doctoral studies in Social Foundations and related fields, like sociology of education, history of education and philosophy of education. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and connects key fields, like gender, race, class, popular culture, and socio-economic status to investigate anthropological, historical, sociological and philosophical inquiry. Strong Inquiring Minds Identifying the major challenges facing schools means reading deeply and carefully.The following journals are recommended: Educational Studies, Educational Theory, History of Education Quarterly and Educational Researcher. Read Education Research Journals Prepare for Doctoral Program Think Across Disciplines “Why are schools so involved with businesses? Who is behind the Common Core? What is the purpose of education in a democracy? These are the kinds of questions that provoke our students to develop critical insights into the topics that most others take for granted.” Deron Boyles, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies APPLICANTSTIPSSOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, M.S.