Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Credits: 32
  • Degree:
    Masters of Education with Concentration

Program Description

The Interdisciplinary Studies program enables students to develop their own program in consultation with a faculty advisor to augment their knowledge and professional skills and, in some instances, prepare for a career transition. Students select courses from among the College’s offerings in any or all disciplines. They are expected to articulate a rationale for each course selected. (Note: the program cannot prepare students for licensure.)

Learning Outcomes

Students learn to integrate information from interdisciplinary perspectives and enhance their creativity, insightfulness, and unconventional but considered thinking. They improve their higher-order cognitive skills, capacity for independent thinking, and autonomous action. They employ meta-cognition in the classroom and in life circumstances, make connections among seeming dissimilarities; appreciate and enjoy questions, ambiguity, and paradox. Students interrogate diverse world views and become cognizant of ethical dimensions of issues and dilemmas.

Assessment

Students meet with their faculty advisor to assess their progress in meeting their program goals as part of a formative evaluation process.

Independent Learning Project

Students will research and write about a topic that supports their post-graduate endeavors and/or personal growth.

Careers

Our graduates pursue a wide variety of jobs that involve a significant element of educating. They are tutors and teachers; personal, academic, and athletic coaches; actors; family advocates and mediators; clergy; college faculty and administrators; and more. They work in schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and human services, the criminal justice system; religious organizations, community planning and development, the criminal justice system, and corporations.

Program Chair

Diane Harper
diane.harper@cambridgecollege.edu

Curriculum


Professional Seminar & Project
9
Credits

EED 800 Independent Learning Project

Professional Seminar I: Education
EED 691 2 credit(s)
The Professional Seminar is a signature element of the adult learning model at Cambridge College. It grounds learning in a cohort group of students with a faculty leader. The seminar is a forum for discussion of professional issues in education, such as what it means to be an educator today, and how educators can work in the organizational culture of schools and contribute to social progress. Students integrate their learning from classes, workshops, and experience. Transformed by reflection, readings, and discussion, students become reflective practitioners and lifelong learners. The seminar also supports students’ work on their independent learning projects, from identifying topics, to guiding the research and writing, to completion. The seminar leader approves the finished projects.
Professional Seminar II: Education
EED 692 2 credit(s)
The Professional Seminar is a signature element of the adult learning model at Cambridge College. It grounds learning in a cohort group of students with a faculty leader. The seminar is a forum for discussion of professional issues in education, such as what it means to be an educator today, and how educators can work in the organizational culture of schools and contribute to social progress. Students integrate their learning from classes, workshops, and experience. Transformed by reflection, readings, and discussion, students become reflective practitioners and lifelong learners. The seminar also supports students’ work on their independent learning projects, from identifying topics, to guiding the research and writing, to completion. The seminar leader approves the finished projects.
Professional Seminar III: Education
EED 693 2 credit(s)
The Professional Seminar is a signature element of the adult learning model at Cambridge College. It grounds learning in a cohort group of students with a faculty leader. The seminar is a forum for discussion of professional issues in education, such as what it means to be an educator today, and how educators can work in the organizational culture of schools and contribute to social progress. Students integrate their learning from classes, workshops, and experience. Transformed by reflection, readings, and discussion, students become reflective practitioners and lifelong learners. The seminar also supports students’ work on their independent learning projects, from identifying topics, to guiding the research and writing, to completion. The seminar leader approves the finished projects.
Theory & Practice of Education
2
Credits

Choose two 1-credit courses in Education: EED 590 or EED 591.

Courses
21
Credits

Choose seven 3-credit graduate courses in education, counseling psychology, and/or management in consultation with professional seminar leader.

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

General Requirements

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Personal Statement

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

 

Tuition

  • Credits:
    32
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $475
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,296 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college.  Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more

Getting Your Company to Help

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