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RISE UNIVERSITY

Your Goals, Your Time, Your Budget

ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE

Our 100 percent online master’s in education programs are uniquely designed to be affordable, flexible and relevant to your career right now. Wherever you want to go next, RISE is here to get you there.

Achieve your goals as future school leaders, educators, teachers and organizational leaders that  promote and support the holistic development of individuals. 

RISE University offers three Masters of Education degree programs with online courses. We also offer graduate level certificates for completion of 18 hours within each concentration. Students that complete the certification can continue their studies to complete their master’s degree. 

Teaching and Holistic Education

Focus on becoming teachers and educators that promote the holistic development of the child.

Educational Administration and Leadership

Prepare yourself to be K-12 school administrators and principals that promote the holistic development of the child.

Organizational Leadership and Evaluation

Become catalysts of effective organizational change and leadership within educational institutions, businesses, public systems and social agencies.

Courses are designed to build knowledge and competency in the following areas:

 

  • Leadership, learning and organizaional theroy
  • Organization and administration
  • Organizational finance and resource management
  • Performance evaluation and management in instructional settings
  • Curriculum design, implementation and evaluation

 

  • Curriculum design, implementation and evaluation
  • Quantitative and qualitative educational research
  • Best practices in continuous school improvement
  • Demography, diversity and culture
  • Political theory and practice in school governance
  • Legal aspects of K-12 administration

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for sponsorship, please complete the following form by December 19. Spring Mini I Courses will begin January 23. 

RISE University Application Form

 

Course Modality

This will be an asynchronous virtual course. The course will be divided into 8 weekly modules with presentations, reading and other assignments, discussion, media links and other related content. Canvas will be used as the Learning Management System. 

 

Schedule

Spring Mini I Courses start on January 23, 2023 and will end on March 17, 2023.

Spring Mini II Courses start on March 27, 2023 and will end on May 19, 2023.

 

Requirements

  1. The student must have access to a computer/laptop connected to the Internet.
  2. The student must have a bachelor’s degree as this is a graduate level program.
  3. The student must allocate 6-9 hours per week per class to complete the weekly assignments. 

 

Teaching and Holistic Education

Holistic education is a comprehensive approach to teaching where educators seek to address the emotional, social, ethical, and academic needs of students in an integrated learning format. Emphasis is placed on positive school environments and providing whole-child supports (services that support academic and nonacademic needs, also known as wraparound supports) to students.  Students in this concentration are strongly preferred to have a minimum of 2 years of K-12 work experience.

You will learn different teaching strategies that focus on strong student-teacher relationships, encouraging self-confidence, incorporating emotional reflection, improving academic achievement, enhancing mental and emotional well-being, and reducing impact of inequities. 

 

Educational Administration and Leadership 

Designed for teachers and other education professionals who want to move into school leadership. The curriculum prepares educators for the range of responsibilities they will have as a school leader. Coursework helps you develop a thorough understanding of education systems and strategic planning for individual schools. Through this program you can build on your professional knowledge as you gain direct experience as a school leader. 

You will learn the theory and practice of school administration, including strategies for increasing student achievement, developing effective instruction methods, budgeting and resource management, and meeting operational goals. You will also learn how to supervise people and processes as well as the importance of administrative oversight.

 

Organizational Leadership and Evaluation

Prepare to become catalysts of effective organizational change and leadership within educational institutions, businesses, public systems and social agencies. 

You will learn about organizational theory, motivational theories, leadership theories and concepts, program evaluation theories and methods, program development in adult education, organizational change, and organizational structure. 

Requirements for admission are outlined below, more detailed information is available in the handbook

  • Certificate of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Foreign students submit the official results of a standardized assessment to show proficiency in the English language.
  • Three letters of reference from former employers, colleagues, and advisor/professor.
    • How to submit letters of recommendation
  • Payment of the non-refundable admission fee.
    • Methods of payment and fees 
    • Financial options

RISE University holds classes during semesters.

  • Fall term begins in September
  • Spring term begins in January
  • Summer term begins in June

Schedule

Courses are scheduled within the following semesters and session durations.

Fall and Spring

  • Full 16 week session
  • Two 8 week sessions

Summer 

  • Extended 8 week session
  • Two 4 week sessions

Spring Mini I Courses:

Course: EDUC-6301 How People Learn 

Instructor

Dr. Eiyad Alkutubi

 

Course Description

This course is a foundational course in learning theories and their educational applications. The course provides a broad overview of some of the influential learning theories and the implications of these theories for educational practice. Each of us carries with us assumptions about how, why, and where people learn and what constitutes adequate learning or understanding in various situations. One major goal of this course will be for each of us to make our own assumptions about the processes and products of learning.

 

This course is a core course for all three concentrations. 

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

(1) Identify and articulate your own assumptions about human learning and development. 

(2) Articulate orally and in writing the main components of each of the theories and topics that we will cover throughout the term. 

(3) Identify and articulate assumptions about learning and development inherent in each of the theories and topics that we will cover throughout the term. 

(4) Coordinate the theories with your own assumptions about learning and development. 

(5) Connect these theories and topics to your work (or projected work) in the field. 

(6) Engage in a knowledgeable and productive dialogue with colleagues about human learning, development, and educational practice. 

 

Course: EDUC-6312 Organizational Leadership and Culture 

Instructor

Dr. Nooh Kasraie

 

Course Description

This course uses both a seminar approach and experiential activities to facilitate learning of, (1) classical and contemporary organizational leadership theory, (2) the importance of leadership and culture in influencing organizational effectiveness and efficiency, (3) variables impacting and included within organizational culture, (4) organization structure and its relation to organizational culture and (5) leadership roles and responsibilities related to organizational culture. This course will provide both theoretical comprehension and skill development.

 

This course is part of the concentration courses for both the Organizational Leadership and Evaluation and the Educational Administration and Leadership programs. 

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

(1) Analyze classic theoretical constructs and concepts as they relate to organizations.

(2) Transfer applicable theories to the current practice of organizational operation.

(3) Synthesize theoretical bases into a personal philosophy of organizational leadership.

(4) Use research to examine organizational practices and plan for organizational change.

(5) Identify and articulate your own assumptions about organizational leadership and culture. 

(6) Engage in a knowledgeable and productive dialogue with colleagues about organizational leadership and culture. 

 

Spring Mini II Courses:

 

Course: EDUC-6302 Philosophical Foundations of Education 

Instructor:

Dr. Eiyad Alkutubi

 

Course Description

An examination of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of learning and education from the classical era to contemporary authors. This course will examine the major systematic philosophies of education and contemporary theories. Knowledge of these philosophies of education and theories of schooling will be applied to the study of current issues and problems in education and to the development of educational policy and practice. The importance of developing a clear and understandable philosophy of education relative to theory and practice will be emphasized.

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

​​(1) Be aware of the major proponents and sources of the major systematic philosophies of education and theories of contemporary schooling.

(2) Communicate the basic premises of the major systematic philosophies of education and theories of contemporary schooling

(3) State the aims of education, methods of education, curriculum, and role of the teacher advocated by each major systematic philosophy of education and theories of contemporary schooling.

(4) Analyze contemporary policy and practice educational issues in light of educational philosophies and theories of education.

 

Course: EDUC-6303 Research Methods and Tools

Instructor

Dr. Nooh Kasraie

 

Course Description

An overview of the common methodological procedures underlying research projects across disciplines; this course is interdisciplinary in scope. Content includes the epistemology of research decisions, knowledge of sources, methods of collecting data, writing, presenting, and criticizing research studies. This course offers an overview of research methodology including basic concepts employed in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Includes computer applications for research.

 

This course is a core course for all three concentrations. 

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

(1) Demonstrate knowledge of research processes.

(2) Perform literature reviews using print and online databases.

(3) Employ American Psychological Association (APA) formats for citations of print and electronic materials.

(4) Identify, explain, compare, and prepare the key elements of a research proposal/report. 

(5) Define and develop a research interest area using specific research designs.

(6) Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.

(7) Explain the rationale for research ethics.