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2 You believe that teaching is more than a career. It s a calling. You love what you do and you re ready to do more because you believe that teachers can change the world. Since we first opened our doors more than 80 years ago DeVry University has been dedicated to helping people take the next step toward reaching their goals. At DeVry, you get more than an education. You get a partner who will help guide you on your journey, from choosing your first classes, to graduation and beyond. Education is the second largest industry in the United States, providing more than 13 million jobs. A majority of those jobs are in the K 12 sector, including teaching, administration and more. 1 Whether you re just finishing your undergraduate degree program or have worked in education for years, a Master s degree from DeVry University s School of Education can help ensure that nothing stands in the way of building new skills, new knowledge and the confidence that you can do more and go further than you ever thought possible. 1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Going to DeVry was the best decision I ever made. - Amanda Tameling, Alumnus Labor, Career Guide to Industries, Edition, Educational Services, on the Internet at oco/cg/cgs034.htm (visited December 1, 2011).
3 College graduates with advanced degrees (professional or master s degree or above) earned nearly 30% more than those workers with a bachelor s degree. 1 The world of education is changing. Taking you in new directions. And you re ready to go further. As education funding continues to be a challenge and demands on educators increase, you are constantly working to do more with less. Graduate education can give you the tools to make the most of the resources you have within your school or district, and can help you make a difference for your students, fellow educators and even your community. When you graduate from DeVry University, you can have more than a degree you can have: 1 Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2011 (April 19, 2011), Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Training and credentials that empower K 12 educators to take on greater leadership roles within a school or district A degree that may result in greater compensation Skills and training that can support a variety of career directions within the K 12 setting
4 You want to stay at the top of your game. Keep your skills sharp. It s time to invest in yourself. The state of education has changed dramatically over the past few years. State and local funding can be unpredictable, and some states are transitioning to a performance-based culture. This means there is more demand than ever for educators to stay at the top of their game. Today s leaders in education must have the skills, training, and management and business acumen to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Here are just a few examples: Performance and accountability K 12 administrators increasingly have oversight of many business-oriented aspects of managing a school district, such as human resources, finance, organizational structure and public policy Licensing K 12 teachers, administrators and educational technologists all require one or more state licenses to practice, although requirements vary by state Technology At least $900 million in funding is designated for numerous educational technology initiatives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as outlined by the Department of Education 1 Investing in your education can be one of the most effective steps you can take to compete and thrive in today s I was at a job fair and showed four employers my DeVry credentials. All of them had the same question: When can you start? - Kris Braddock, Alumnus schools. DeVry University can help you discover new career opportunities, learn the skills to fit those opportunities and position yourself to reach your goals. 1 U.S. Department of Education: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education March 7, 2009, on the Internet at www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recover/implementation.html (visited December 1, 2011).
5 Education designed for real life. Yours. The DeVry Master s degree program in Education is offered through our School of Education, which is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our Master s Degree program in Education consists of graduate courses, as well as three specific areas of concentration. Concentrations include courses focused on the area of study. In addition, the School of Education offers three graduate certificate options. Our Master s degree program in Education focuses on grades K 12, and provides a broad understanding of management, instructional leadership, policy, research and technology within educational environments. Concentrations The Master s degree program requires 36 credit hours for completion and is available with one of three concentrations: Curriculum Leadership Educational Leadership Educational Technology Leadership all of these courses* two of these courses* one of these options EDUC 510 Contemporary Issues in Education EDUC 512 Educational Technology and Emerging Media EDUC 515 Educational Research EDUC 518 Educational Measurement and Assessment *all courses are worth 3 semester-credit-hours each EDT 590 Assistive Technology for Learning EDUC 573 Learning Theory and Psychology EDUC 574 Educational Organizational Behavior GM 570 Managing Conflict in the Workplace HR 595 Negotiation Skills PM 586 Project Management Systems SE 571 Principles of Information Security *all courses are worth 3 semester-credit-hours each Master s Thesis EDUC 670 Thesis Research EDUC 671 Thesis Writing Master s Project EDUC 640 Educational Research Project I EDUC 641 Educational Research Project II I wanted in and out of college so I could move on to bigger and better things. DeVry pushes you to stay focused so you can do that. School of Education Master s in Education with a Curriculum Leadership Concentration Master s in Education with an Educational Leadership Concentration Master s in Education with an Educational Technology Leadership Concentration Master s in Educational Technology Curriculum Leadership Educational Leadership Educational Technology Leadership Educational Technology - Alexander Hales, Alumnus
6 I m the first one in my family to graduate from college. Now I m telling my nieces, nephews, cousins, everyone that they should go too. - Marina Verdara, Alumnus Your journey continues here At DeVry, we believe that nothing should stand in the way of your professional growth and success. To find out more about DeVry University graduate programs visit us online at or call 888.DEVRY.04. M A S T E R S D E G R E E P R O G R A M S
7 Visit devry.edu or call 888.DEVRY.04 For comprehensive consumer information, visit devry.edu/me In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. Program and course requirements and availability vary by location. Some courses may be available online only. Refer to the current academic catalog for more detailed information. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. AC0060. DeVry University is authorized for operation by the THEC, Nashville Campus: 3343 Perimeter Hill Dr., Nashville, TN DeVry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved /12 5M