The General Studies program Track I is dedicated to educating the classroom teacher in educational philosophies and theories of curriculum, pedagogy and learners. The program is committed to the professional development of teachers who are lifelong learners, who value diversity, promote the learning of all students, use effective instructional practice and assessment, and systematically reflect on their practice in order to support learners and their learning.
The General Studies program Track II is dedicated to the pursuit of education as field of study. Historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological aspects of education are viewed through multiple perspectives of culture, gender, community and organizations. The program is committed to the development of professionals who value lifelong learning, diversity, inquiry and critical thinking.
The program goals for the Track I and Track II emphasis areas are designed to expand your awareness of philosophical, social and historical education issues, to enhance your understanding of curriculum and to promote your research knowledge and skills. The Track I emphasis area adds one more goal: to study and utilize various instructional and assessment strategies.
In this program you will:
1. Explore and understand the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological foundations of education, schooling and curriculum.
2. Study current learning theories, instructional principles, and curriculum development principles.
3. Demonstrate awareness of individual differences in learning needs, cultural heritage, economics, ability/disability, religion, and gender.
4. Develop competencies in accordance with North Dakota ESPB Standards and the National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
5. Learn to design, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum.
6. Collaborate with other professionals to consider learning theory and practice.
7. Acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions for understanding and conducting educational research.
8. Study current trends in assessment design and practices.
9. Use learning technology to improve instructional content and delivery.
UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.
International Student Requirements:
All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999