Master of Science in Georgian Language and Literature
We are proud to offer nationally the only Master of Science degree program in education with the concentration in Georgian Language and Literature. The Mathewson School of Education’s Master of Science (M.S.) program in Georgian Language and Literature is a premier and several award-winning curriculum with the wealth of academic, training and career resources which nationally no other graduate school can offer in this highly specific subfield of education. Considering the highly specialized concentration of the program, proficiency in Georgian language is required. We offer placement, training and study abroad programs in schools and colleges in the country of Georgia.
Our carefully selected concentration at the Master of Science level reflects demands of today’s dynamic and ever-changing geo-political world and, subsequently, the job market in the field of education and pedagogy. As the U.S. influence expands around the world, it becomes increasingly critical to provide the academic, pedagogic and language support to multinational efforts America is engaged with its strategic partners and allies, that includes the country of Georgia. Our M.S. in Education program in Georgian Language and Literature places emphases on the following subfields of education: educational psychology, curriculum and assessment, teaching methods in humanities, teaching methods in math and sciences, and the role of diversity in American pedagogic culture.
Students who complete five courses, but do not finish the entire curriculum in order to meet graduation requirements for the M.S. degree, and decide to drop out of the program, nevertheless will be awarded a Graduate Certificate instead. In order to earn the Graduate Certificate the student must complete three of the principal courses and two courses either from the concentration or the electives.
The Mathewson School of Education offers more than just the traditional online experience. It combines in-class seminars and examinations with online guidance. It provides its M.S. students with valuable extra-curricular opportunities to exchange ideas with expert educators, participate in international pedagogic seminars and debates, and attend the ESAP – the European Study Abroad Program of Georgian International University which gives our students unique opportunities to study, as well as teach in Europe, and receive full certifications and dual degrees from premier European academic institutions. Although attending the ESAP is not mandatory in this program, it is highly recommended. The ESAP will provide unique opportunities to learn different perspectives on pedagogy and exchange ideas in the global community of teachers and educators.
CURRICULUM & TUITION*
*Tuition is based on credit hours and is calculated as $US 250.00 per credit hour
|EDU 500 Philosophy of Education||3|
|EDU 510 History of American Education||3|
|EDE 540 Culturally Responsive Education||3|
|GEO 510 Georgian Literature||3|
|GEO 530 Georgian History and Anthropology||3|
|EDU 520 Development of ELL Student||3|
|EDU 590 History of American Equality||3|
|GEO 582 Culture of Georgia: Arts and Science||3|
|GEO 590 Georgian as a Foreign Language||3|
|EDU 530 Methods of Teaching||3|
|EDU 540 Curriculum and Assessment||3|
|EDU 560 Teaching Methods in Humanities||3|
|GEO 572 Rustvelology||3|
|GEO 003 One Week Study Program in Georgia*||3|
|GEO 004 One Week Teaching Program in Georgia*||3|
|Total Credits & Tuition Cost||45||$11,250.00|
*Additional expenses may apply.
We admit M.S. students on a quarterly basis. The Mathewson School of Education welcomes international students, as well as transfer students from reputable schools of good academic standing into its M.S. programs.
- A transcript(s) with undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or instead a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test score of 550 on the verbal and 600 on the quantitative portion. In some cases Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be also acceptable.
- Two Letters of Recommendation from the school(s) previously attended.
- TOEFL score for international students.
6 Education Credits
3 History of Georgia Credits
Prior undergraduate or graduate courses in which a grade of B- or higher was attained can be used to meet the prerequisites of the program. Areas in which the student does not have prior coursework can have the necessary requirements met by taking the following foundation courses at Georgian International University:
EDU 350 – Introduction to Pedagogy
EDU 360 – American History
GEO 200 – Socio-Economic Aspects of Georgia
Truly exceptional applicants, who do not meet the enrollment requirements, still may be considered for the program. They must be interviewed in person and evaluated by the Graduate Committee. Taking additional prerequisite courses will be a part of the provisional admission. Prospective applicants must take under consideration that the university rarely makes such exceptions.
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