New MA In Teaching
Has Humane Education Focus
The HSUSís Humane Society University
(HSU) is taking humane education to the next level - the graduate
level, that is.
In partnership with Webster University and
the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education
(The HSUSís youth education affiliate), HSU is now offering
a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a character development
and humane education focus.
The fully accredited degree program will be
conducted completely online and will train students in creating,
implementing, and evaluating educational programs that emphasize
character development and respect for animals and nature.
Courses will be taught by the education faculty
of Webster University in St. Louis, selected by US News and
World Report as one of Americaís best colleges in 2003.
Although humane education was introduced to
American children on a wide scale in the late nineteenth century,
it has never become institutionalized within the framework
of our education system.
"Part of the problem," says HSUís Traci
Ojanguren, "has been a lack of courses in colleges of education
designed to train teachers in the theory and practice of humane
education. We think our new Masterís of Teaching program will
go a long way toward making humane education a more integral
part of schooling in the United States."
The timing for the new program couldnít be
better, since interest in teaching good character in schools
is at an all-time high.
"Because humane education and character
education strive to teach the same basic principles ó kindness,
respect, responsibility, good citizenship ó weíre confident
the program will generate great interest among teachers,"
"After all, what better way to teach
good character than by focusing on a topic children love ó
The Master of Arts in Teaching program will
have rolling admissions. The next semester start dates are
January 9th and March 12th.
More information can be obtained by contacting
Traci Ojanguren at (302) 258-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.humanesocietyu.org and click on "Academic Programs."
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