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  1. Genuine question on a potentially controversial topic: Does anyone have any insight into current graduate programs (of particular concern, education graduate programs) and their usage of affirmative action? I understand the Supreme Court ban, the current ban in 8 states, but also the "under the table" continued use of affirmative action for "diversity". I am a male and underrepresented minority race. Is there some preference for this demographic in education graduate programs? My searches haven't found any recent forum posts on this, only years old ones that did mention certain former admissions workers who stated how they came across female applications which were "maybe's" but would have been an absolute "yes" if the applicant were male. I apologize if this question touches some nerves. I know this is a controversial topic; am genuinely curious. Thank you.
  2. Admission Questions

    Hello all! I am hoping someone more experienced can give me some insight. I have applied to the Masters of Teaching program at Kansas State University. The admission process for it seemed like it would be pretty quick, but since it had been several weeks I checked in with the director of the program. His response was: We have reviewed and recommended but are waiting for the Graduate School to process. . .Should be soon. Would this mean that I have been recommended for admission into the program? Thanks!
  3. The process of writing and delivering a public speech does not have to be a nail-biting ordeal for students. It is possible for you to have convinced yourself for a lengthy period of time that you were terrible with words and especially when it comes to incorporating them in a speech or to any topics for a proposal essay. In addition to that, writing speeches while you are at school could simply just cause you to break down in chilly sweats due to the fear of failure in accomplishing that particular task. However, as much as this is normal, you should seek a means to put an end to it as public speeches are part of the life of students. Below are some of the learning points that every student has to interact with when targeting success in public speech writing: 1. Always Write From Your Audience’s Point Of View When writing a public speech as a student, it is prudent for you to always begin by making the audience a focal point in your speech writing strategy. Take into consideration the manner in which you can effectively explain to your audience you’re the content of your speech and they end up understanding it. A good speech should never be written solely from the speaker’s vantage point, it should ensure that the audience does not struggle to understand what’s being conveyed to them. 2. Write As You Speak When writing a public speech, a tip that could go a long way in making your work easier is writing down your material as you speak. This will assist you to get an idea of how the content would sound because it simulates your talking directly to the audience. You could use a recorder as you speak and listen to it after you’re done writing to know what you can modify and what you should leave intact. This is especially helpful when writing down your flow of ideas as it enhances the end product and makes it easier for the audience to follow. 3. Ensure That You Have Appropriate Links and Transitions When writing a public speech, a student needs to provide pathways that act as bridges connecting the main ideas together. The clearer your public speech pathways are, the easier the process of transition from one idea to another becomes. In the event that your public speech has more than three core ideas, you should consider incorporating the use of a summary or a "catch up" to form a chunk of the transitions that you will use. 4. Make Sure That You Have a Remarkable Ending Finding an ideal ending is one of the chief strategies that could make or break your public speech. As a student, it should be your dream that the speech you give will be etched in the audience’s minds for an eternity. For you to accomplish this, an outstanding ending should be put in place. There are various ways to do this and among the best include ending with a brilliant summary of your major points, coupled with a unique call to action. 5. Always Have a Great Introduction Once you’re done getting the main ideas, figuring out to link them to each other and you’ve come up with the conclusion for your speech, you should finish up with focusing all your attention to the speech’s introduction. The introduction should be the last piece of the puzzle that you write because it is the most vital element of your public speech. Ideally, as a student, you should aim at making listening to your speech to be the sole thing that your audience will end up doing. Your introduction is what will make them forget things like their chair is hard, or that they are hungry. For this to be accomplished, it should act as a great hook that will bait your audience, and pull them through the entire length of your public speech. Conclusion Writing a public speech as a student is not exactly a walk in the park, but that does not mean that it is unachievable. In fact, once you get the ball rolling in the right direction, the speeches that you will come up with and deliver will be nothing short of masterpieces. The points highlighted above are some of the best ingredients that can be used in coming up with a great public speech. Has this article been informative to you?
  4. Hello Grad Cafe Forum! I have yet to see a USF forum and thought I would start one. I am applying for the Ed.D in International and Multicultural Education program with a concentration in Human Rights Education. Does anybody know what their acceptance rates are like? I guess I am just really nervous about the GRE since I haven't taken it yet.. Thanks in advance!!
  5. I'm a current Senior at a small liberal arts school and I want to earn my Master's in Secondary English Education in NY. The problem is that every program I look at includes a looong list of prerequisite "General Educational Core" courses in which I'm supposed to have credits before I apply. Here's an example from Hofstra:Artistic Expression/Humanities (3 s.h.)Communication (3 s.h.)Information Retrieval or placement exam (0-3 s.h.)Concepts in History/Social Science (3 s.h.)Language other than English (3 s.h.)Scientific Processes (3 s.h.)Mathematical Processes (3 s.h.)Literature, Analysis and Written Expression (6 s.h.)The problem is that my college doesn't have core requirements and so I don't have any credits in over half of these areas! All the other NY schools I've looked at, including CUNY and SUNY, have similar lists. I have a 4.0 and can get excellent recommendations, but will I have any chance if I don't meet these prerequisites? I was already planning to take a gap year and, if need be, take community college courses to make up the credits I need, but looking at this list I'm not even sure if I can take all of these courses in a year! Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  6. GRE for Phd

    I'm applying phd in second language education now. Undergraduate gap: 3.15 graduate gap: 3.81 GRE: 148+157.3(I took it two years ago) publication: 2 paper Because my gre is a little bit low, do I need to take it again?
  7. Guys, have you beard about Georgetown University's brand new program - Master's in Educational Transformation? It is very hands on and looks perfect for practioners like myself. I will be applying this year. http://edtransform.georgetown.edu/
  8. is stanford GRE dates strict?

    hello, i was wondering if anyone knows about the gre scores at stanford(gse) i'm going to take the test in october but i want to take it again in november. is it ok to take it in november when they say taking it until october is recommended?(on the website) not sure if this is really strict or it might be ok to take it one more time in november
  9. Who's planning on applying to a Masters of Education for 2017-2018 school year? Trying to figure out how everyone tackles this process...
  10. Where to Research

    I want to conduct research on the psychological effects new technologies like smartphones and social media has on our creativity, education, social interactions, etc. Is there a program in which I can study the effects of new technology, since the psychological research on this topic seems so scant.
  11. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here has applied/been accepted to a PhD in international education policy without a master's degree? A little about me: Graduated from my school's honors college: 3.7 Completed an honors thesis Full-time research coordinator for 1+ year Hopefully, will have a publication or two by August Will have great letters of rec! Upcoming Fulbright grant (2017-2018) ESL tutor for 3 years Volunteer for a girls' school in Tanzania 4 years of undergraduate research Teaching assistant, worked/studied abroad, + other internships None of the programs I am interested in require a master's degree, but...... who knows! Thanks for your input
  12. SUNY New Paltz

    So for the MAT social studies program at SUNY New Paltz the application deadline was may 15. I submitted mine may 12. I'm wondering if anyone in this program or the grad school in general has any idea how long it takes to hear back from them? Whether it be the alert that they've processed your app or results. Any insight would help lol I'm mildly freaking this is my top choice. It hasn't even been a week and I'm obsessively checking my email all day.
  13. CSULB SCHOOL COUNSELING FALL 2017

    Hi guys, I noticed there isn't any School Counseling information here so I decided to create a thread. I only applied to CSULB School Counseling program for fall 2017. Had my interview March 18 and was notified via email on April 6 that I am on the wait list I was wondering if any of you that were accepted to csulb program are not going there after all? I don't know where I am in the list they wont let us know... I am so hopeful someone decides to go to another program or the program is able to get more funding (PLEASE!!!) just wanted to see where everyone is at right now, thank you guys!
  14. HGSE Class of 2018

    Could not find a thread on this but thought this could be a good place to get acquainted! Super excited for the fall I'm in the Ed.M SSP program
  15. Hi all! I'm interested in applying for Ph.D. programs in the fall for fall 2018 entry in international/comparative education policy. I'd like to ask what I need to do in order to be a more competitive candidate for Ph.D. programs, and what are some realistic chances of getting accepted. Currently I am a student in a top 20 education school in higher education administration with a GPA of 3.75. My undergraduate degree was at a public AAU school in east Asian Languages and literature and in international relations with a GPA of 3.46. After graduating from undergrad, I spent four years living abroad teaching English in foreign universities - three years were in the Peace Corps. I am currently an international student advisor. GRE: verbal 158, quantitative 155, writing 4. My interest is in better serving international students in American universities - addressing acculturation and integration issues as well as student development. Thanks for the help!
  16. 1. Anyone have the rankings of the Graduate Schools of Education at the Ivy League Schools? 2. Anyone know if any of them offer graduate courses in education online? Cheers.
  17. MBA/MA in Education

    Hello, I am currently considering applying to a handful of MBA/MA programs, and I was wondering if anyone else has knowledge of these kinds of programs, or if they are currently enrolled in one, particularly with regards to the field of education. If so, please let me know - I'd love to hear about your experiences! I'm also mulling over entering an MA program directly and applying to an MBA program after accepting an offer of admission from the school of education. Again, if there are any students with that kind of interdisciplinary interest or experience, please let me know! Thank you!
  18. Hello, Is there anyone who knows about a master degree called Comparative and International Education at Oxford? I'm wondering what kind of interview questions there are. Not to mention the difficulty of the critical reflection... Moreover, I'm curious about the reputation and career after graduating. I'm getting info from the website but it would be good to know if there is some "live" experience sharers. Thanks
  19. Okay, so I'm a first generation college student, trying really hard to wrap my head around grad school and my odds of being accepted. Background: I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education from a small, private liberal arts college. Graduated in 2014. Immediately after college, I joined Teach for America and spent two years in an inner-city school. After, I moved back to the western Chicago suburbs. I have since been teaching kindergarten at a not-for-profit child care center since June 2016. Here's the catch: I have decided I want to do research psychology. Psychology has always been a strong interest of mine, and my teaching experience has strengthened that. I am also a lover of science and research, but have no formal training in either. Limitations: Because of personal reasons, I must continue to live in the western Chicago suburbs. Because of financial reasons, I need a grad school where I can get an assistantship offering both a tuition waver and paid work. Because of financial limitations, I cannot take additional undergrad courses to beef up my prerequisites. I have zero college credit in statistics or research of any sort. My liberal arts college did not offer research opportunities. I only have one undergraduate psychology course, Child and Adolescent Development. Although I took two other courses that were technically in other departments, but the content was psychology. I took a class in Education called Theories of Learning, which was an educational psychology class, and a Natural Science class titled Mind and Matter, which was essentially a neuropsychology course. I've got a full-time 9-5 job that I am not willing to compromise until an assistantship can be attained. What I've got going for me: Teach for America Alum (that's supposed to be good on a resume, right?) 3.31 undergraduate GPA (something like 3.4 in the last 2 years) Excellent standardized test skills. I have not yet taken the GRE, but on my first practice round, I got 162 quantitative and 152 verbal. I imagine that with studying, I could raise that quite a bit. Trying to figure out by how much it needs raised. A five-course MOOC series specialization titled "Methods and Research in the Social Sciences" published by the University of Amsterdam. It is not for college credit and it is totally self-paced, but by the end of it I will have completed a little research project of my own, as well as be proficient in R. I have also used Khan Academy to teach myself statistics. Unfortunately, neither of these provide college credit. I don't know if there will be an opportunity to showcase my self-taught skills, or if it would even matter. Where I'm trying to get in: Northern Illinois University, Masters (to PhD) in either Developmental Psychology or Cognitive & Instructional Psychology Admissions requirements according to the Developmental Psychology Program Website: "For strongest consideration for admittance candidates typically: Should complete and send in your application by February 1. Early application is strongly encouraged. Have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, although other related majors may be considered Have earned a strong undergraduate GPA; typically above 3.30 Have strong GRE scores; typically over 1000 (Verbal + Quantitative) Have strong letters of recommendation Have relevant research experience Note that the Department of Psychology admits only full-time students." University of Illinois at Chicago, (MA to PhD) in Cognitive Psychology According to the website: Admission Requirements The department accepts only applicants who wish to be candidates for the PhD. Applicants are not admitted as candidates for the MA as a terminal degree. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements: Baccalaureate Field No restrictions. Prior academic work must include course work in psychology and statistics. It is preferred that students have laboratory course work in experimental psychology and physical and/or biological sciences. Grade Point Average At least 3.20/4.00 for the last 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate work. Tests Required GRE General. GRE Subject Test in Psychology is recommended, but not required. While applicants may have had their official GRE scores mailed to UIC from ETS, the application requires an uploaded copy of the unofficial GRE score report from ETS. Letters of Recommendation Three required from those who are familiar with the applicant’s training and ability. Information concerning an applicant’s research experience and ability is especially pertinent. Personal Statement Required. This should include information about how the applicant has prepared for graduate school in Psychology, research experience and interests, what the applicant would like to do as a research psychologist, and who the applicant would like to work with as a faculty advisor. There is no minimum or maximum length for the personal statement. __________________________________________________________________________ So I guess my question is where do I go from here?
  20. Any other second language eduation folks around? We seem to be a rare breed. If you're out there, what made you want to teach English to second language learners?
  21. NYU International Education

    Has anyone heard back for the International Education MA at NYU for fall/summer 2017? Decisions were out by now last year but some years it looks like they took closer til the end of March. Or has anyone spoken to admissions and have an idea when they'll go out?
  22. Hi everyone. I'm considering applying to PhD programs (specifically in Education with a STEM focus) next year. I have a Masters in CS so already have GRE scores and I have professors that would be more than happy to write me letters of recommendation. I do not, however, have any published research. This would be the weakest point of my application. My grades and references are/would be excellent, and I have an idea of what I want to research. I do not, however, have an exact thesis in mind. I more or less have a "theme" and I was somewhat hoping that my exact research topic could develop after I started a PhD program. Is this realistic or do I need a more specific idea before I apply? Also, I would like to make contacts with professors in prospective schools to discuss my research interests and perhaps meet them face to face. Would most professors be willing to do this? How would I go about contacting them? Would a simple email be fine? I have points of contacts that can probably introduce me to some, but definitely not all of the professors I'd be interested in working with. tl;dr: 1) Do I need to know exactly, down to details, what is want to research in a PhD program when applying, or is a general theme okay? 2) What's the best way to reach out to and make contact with professors I'd be interested in working with? Thanks in advance.
  23. Career in education development

    Hello, I’m interested in education development and plan to work in international organizations such as UNESCO, UN, OECD, WB, and IEA. I was wondering which graduate school of education would be good. I numbered the questions for clarity. 1. Is an ivy league degree treated substantially differently in the education development field in terms of promotion, pay, and working environment? If not, I might as well just go to graduate school this Fall since I applied for Europe this year. 2. Do the European/American university graduates have different outcomes in working? Or is it just a matter of where you want to work in the future? 3. Should my masters be in education focused? Or is it ok to have a development studies degree? I’m planning to do a phd which will be focused on education. 4. To be specific, the schools I'm interested in are as follows: Oxbridge, LSE, Sciencespo, IHEID, Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, and Columbia. Some schools have development in education departments and some are vice versa. Thanks
  24. Counselling Psychology - UOttawa or ULaval

    Hi! I am currently in my first year of teaching, aiming for a masters in Counselling Psychology in 2018. A bit early, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these two schools and what my chances are with a 3.3 GPA and a 76 average? How likely is it that I'll get accepted? Thanks!
  25. Education PhD at Oregon State?

    I'm trying to decide between schools for a PhD in Education and Oregon State University is the only one I won't be able to visit. I would love to hear from anyone who's taken classes at the College of Education at Oregon State. What do you think of the professors? What are the classes are like, especially if you took any online Education classes? What about the College of Ed. as a whole - is it supportive of its students? Any advice, criticism, praise, etc. that you may have would be great! Doesn't matter if you took classes as an undergrad, Masters, or PhD student. I really just want to know whether you feel you received a quality education and whether you have any complaints. Thanks!