At-Risk and Diverse Learners
Goucher's Graduate Programs in Education combine top-quality instruction and a rigorous course of study with the support students need to meet the demands of a challenging program. Students have easy access to faculty, receive help from technical writers, and have the opportunity to form study groups with their peers. Our programs are designed by and for diverse, lifelong learners. The faculty consists of school system teachers, administrators and psychologists, and full-time Goucher professors. Students choose Goucher because they know they will get the personal attention they deserve and need to succeed.
A UNIQUE PROGRAM FOR THOSE WISHING TO REFINE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF AT-RISK STUDENTS
In this specialization, participants explore the social and psychological factors that affect at-risk students, as well as those that foster resiliency, and analyze current educational strategies. Theory and fundamentals covered in the classroom are balanced with practical assignments and experiences that make helping at-risk students a reality.
Courses in the Program for those pursing a Master's Degree or a post-master's Professional Development Certificate
AT-RISK AND DIVERSE LEARNERS
ED 631. Psychological and Social Characteristics of At-Risk and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
ED 632. Psychological and Social Characteristics of the Resilient Learner (2 credits)
ED 633. Methods of Teaching At-Risk and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
ED 634. Special Project Seminar on At-Risk and Diverse Learners (1 credit)
CLINICAL COURSE AND ELECTIVES
Students in this program select six credits of clinical courses and three credits of electives from a list of offerings. Many students choose to concentrate in these nine credits, choosing to take reading courses, courses from the literacy strategies specialization, or special education courses to add a special education certification to their teaching certificate.
Choices for the clinical courses and the three-credits of electives will be planned with each individual student.
Professional Development Certificate Only
In additional to the specialization courses and the clinical courses and electives, candidates will need to earn three additional credits.
Master's Degree Students Only
In additional to the specialization courses and the clinical courses and electives, candidates will need to take the following required courses.CORE COURSES
ED 601. Theories of Development (3 credits)
ED 602. The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth (3 credits)
ED 603. Personality Development and Self-Esteem (3 credits)
ED 604. Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)
ED 605. Research Methods (3 credits)
ED 606. Action Research (3 credits)
To be considered for admission into the cohort in At-Risk and Diverse Learners, complete the application/registration form and send to Graduate Programs in Education, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Balimore, MD 21204 or by fax, 410-337-6085..
Other Important Information
Participants are required to complete each course in the cohort with a grade of C or higher. (Any participant who does not complete the course or does not earn a grade of C or higher will be responsible for payment of the $300.00 per credit tuition directly to Goucher College). Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.
Participants are required to purchase textbooks on or before the first night of class. Textbooks will be available for purchase through the Goucher College Bookstore at http://goucher.bkstore.com/bkstore/content.
For more information, please direct specific questions to Katie Aman.