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#1 Edupunk

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:18 AM

Been wanting to start this forum for a while. Who's applying to HGSE this year? 

 

I've got my sights locked squarely on TIE, and come at it from the field of test prep. I've been teaching for over 10 years in the private education industry, and currently own an academy in the Gangnam area of Seoul, Korea. 

 

Really hoping to get the chance to connect with others who are passionate about education, and to be at the forefront of the movement toward online, personalized, adaptive learning. 


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#2 CQE

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:50 AM

So you employ a Gangnam style of teaching?

 

lol

 

Sorry. I had to.

 

Best of luck!


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Applied: PennGSE, HGSE, & BC

Accepted: PennGSE (11/6), HGSE (3/8), BC (3/18)

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#3 nicolemae

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:28 AM

So you employ a Gangnam style of teaching?

 

lol

 

Sorry. I had to.

 

Best of luck!

 

As a Korean American, I fully approve of this message.

 

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Applied: HGSE, Stanford, UCLA, USC Rossier, UMich, Vanderbilt

Accepted: HGSE, UCLA, USC Rossier, UMich (Rackham Merit Fellowship), Vanderbilt (Dean's scholarship)

Rejected: Stanford

Attending:  HGSE EdM '14  :)

 

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."


#4 merrysoprano

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

Best of luck to all Fall 2014 applicants! We Fall 2013ers are getting ducks lined up in a row for grad school as we type and send good vibes your way. :)

 

By the way, to future GradCafers who will read this thread and past threads: the HGSE newsletter that comes a day (or a few days) before your decisions are anticipated has nothing to do with your admission decision. I didn't get that newsletter and was utterly convinced that I'd been rejected, but I got in! Just to save you a little bit of worrying, haha. It's the little things that get you when you're waiting to find out where you get in!


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Accepted: George Washington Museum Education Program (yaaaay!), Harvard GSE Arts in Education (WHAT.)
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#5 Panda7099

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

I plan on applying to Harvard GSE (Higher Education Administration).  I'm excited to be attending an education conference at Harvard this summer for a week--hopefully this will give me a taste of HGSE.


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#6 EdYouKateOr

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:56 AM

Best wishes all! Hope to see you at the admitted students events next Spring! It was a wonderfully, exciting, stressful, emotional process, but well worth the payoff! Go Crimson!
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"A dream without a plan is just a wish!"
Applied- HGSE (dream SCHOOL, dream program) :wub:
Interview - guess not, as they are over! :unsure:
Accepted: deferred to EdM in SSP...still elated- 1 outta 2 ain't bad! :D
Attending? YES!!!!!!!

#7 HigherEd2013

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:11 AM

Good luck to the 2014 group!!! It still hasn't hit me that I'm actually going. I think it won't be a reality until I move into my new place (TBD). Try not to freak out as much as we did. You always find out THE decision when you least expect it.


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#8 mrorange211

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:15 AM

Long time lurker, first time poster here. 

 

I am applying for the program this fall, and I am super nervous. 

 

I will have many questions along the way, and this site is perfect for that!!!!!

 

Good luck to us all!


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MA, European History- Western Kentucky University 3.5

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Various leadership positions throughout the school district and I am ready for a PhD to facilitate further positive changes in my state. 

 

 


#9 chiachitso

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:15 AM

Still deciding if I want to apply this or next year.  Maybe some of you guys can help me with my decision!

 

I already have a MAT but decided not to pursue a teaching career after completing it (funny thing is, I did a lot of teaching and tutuoring before I finished my program).  I've been doing a lot of college admissions counseling during this gap year which has led me to think about going back to school and getting another master.  If I were to apply this year, I'm thinking it will either to HGSE's PSP or HEP (with concentration in student affairs) program.  Any advice?

 

Oh yeah @Panda7099: Which conference are you going to in Boston?

 

Best of luck to those who are applying this year, can't wait to hear from everyone!


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#10 Panda7099

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:33 AM

Still deciding if I want to apply this or next year.  Maybe some of you guys can help me with my decision!

 

I already have a MAT but decided not to pursue a teaching career after completing it (funny thing is, I did a lot of teaching and tutuoring before I finished my program).  I've been doing a lot of college admissions counseling during this gap year which has led me to think about going back to school and getting another master.  If I were to apply this year, I'm thinking it will either to HGSE's PSP or HEP (with concentration in student affairs) program.  Any advice?

 

Oh yeah @Panda7099: Which conference are you going to in Boston?

 

Best of luck to those who are applying this year, can't wait to hear from everyone!

 

I am going to the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions--I am SO excited!!

 

As far as Harvard, part of the appeal is certainly Boston--just so many opportunities in the area (EdTech, college access organizations, independent schools, colleges) for higher education.  


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#11 chiachitso

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

I am going to the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions--I am SO excited!!

 

As far as Harvard, part of the appeal is certainly Boston--just so many opportunities in the area (EdTech, college access organizations, independent schools, colleges) for higher education.  

 

Nice! Have fun, I'm sure its going to be very intellectually invigorating!

 

I live in Boston right now and I have to say you're correct on the opportunities department.  There's just so much going on in this city and schools are almost on every other block.  Besides the harsh winters, horrible drivers, and crazy sports fans, you're in for a treat.


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#12 lmcmtutors

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

I am applying for the School Leadership (Masters) program for Fall 2014.

 

I've taught for 3 years in the United States (Georgia)

4 years overseas (United Arab Emirates) 2 teaching and 2 administrative

Completing a doctorate (ABD) and will defend in December.

 

I am a little worried about my old GRE scores (1090) 600 Math 490 Verbal 5.0 AW.


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#13 mrorange211

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

I have been studying for my GRE to take it in a about 8 weeks. I was wondering what scores I should shoot for for HGSE? Yes, I know the application process is 'holistic', but I just want a goal to shoot for. 

 

I have everything I need to get in (I think) besides the GRE. Thanks for the help. 


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BA, (top 10 SE private liberal arts) 3.8

MAE, (Private, accredited local university) 4.0

MA, European History- Western Kentucky University 3.5

GRE? Take in 2 months

AP US and European History teacher at an urban, low income high school for four years. 

Various leadership positions throughout the school district and I am ready for a PhD to facilitate further positive changes in my state. 

 

 


#14 samsonite2pv

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

General Record Test (GRE)

Ed.D. students

Verbal Average: 91.5 (percentile)
Quantitative Average: 77.6 (percentile)
Analytical Writing Average: 5.1

Ed.M.  students

Verbal Average: 83.1 (percentile)
Quantitative Average: 66.6 (percentile)
Analytical Writing Average: 4.7



Read more:http://www.gse.harva...l#ixzz2Wg31YQBI


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#15 cpwonders

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

I will also be applying to HGSE for the 14-15 year! I am hoping to get into the Higher Education program :)


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#16 MGJR

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:14 AM

Hello!

 

Everyone on this thread and the 13-14 thread seems so supportive, it's awesome. I am interested in applying to the new PhD program in Human Development, Learning and Teaching. Does anyone have insight into this program? I think this might be very, very much a pipe dream for me, but I've always wanted to go all the way and earn my PhD and this might be a fantastic opportunity. I am super passionate about childhood education and urban education and...yeah I'm excited.

 

Here are my stats:

 

BA (small liberal arts) 3.4, MA, 3.6 (well known private uni) MS 3.9 in K-6 Education

NYC Teach for America Alum

2 years in top performing NYC charter school, 2 additional years at another top performing charter (4 total teaching years)

 

I still need to take the GRE, and way back when I did terribly, but I think I might like this new test! We will see :)


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#17 merrysoprano

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:56 AM

If you'd like added evidence that the application is holistic: my GRE quantitative score was in the... uh... 39th? percentile. Oh, dear. :) And I still got in!

 

(Edit, because I just looked it up: 37th percentile, actually!)


Edited by merrysoprano, 30 July 2013 - 01:58 AM.

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#18 thelastgoal

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

@merrysoprano

Thanks for raising our confidence level!


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#19 NoChance

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:27 AM

I'm planning on applying this year, too! Relieving to see others feeling the pressure as well. I'm looking at IEP with a branch over to the TIE program. Aiming to increase international access to edtech advances. I work at an EdTech company now in SF and have taught English in Asia and South America, with that and good GPA/GRE, I'm hoping that will put me over the edge! Talk about nerve racking. Having trouble getting over the awesomeness of the course offerings to even seriously put other schools on my list. Hope you guys will all be around in the spring when we're getting sick over decisions (and then crying tears of joy, of course!).


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Applying: NYU IE (waiting for Penn decision to submit)

Applied: Penn IEDP (12/16), HGSE IEP (12/26), Stanford ICE (12/26)

Accepted: Penn IEDP (2/14) $, Stanford ICE (2/28) $, HGSE IEP (3/7)!

Attending: HGSE! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)


#20 Dewdrops22

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:09 AM

Thank you Edupunk! I was looking out for a thread like this =)

 

Well I'm a software engineer and I accidentally found my love for Education while I volunteered for a non profit. I'm quite confused as to what specialization I would best fit into. I'd love to take up Ed policy but I don't know if I have the required teaching experience to jump right into policy and management. I teach during weekends and I've been doing this for about a year and a half. Would this amount to something? Can I opt for Ed policy? Or would Learning and Teaching fit me better? It kinda sounds like it is for beginners (correct me here). 

 

Any thoughts anyone?  :blink:

 

Thanks in advance! :)


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