International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries,

Training a cadre of child development professionals and policy leaders in the developing world is of the utmost urgency, as there is a pressing need to improve the lives of children around the world. In response to this need, the University of Haifa has launched The International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.

 

We are pleased to inform you that the program opened in October 2014 with its first cohort of 17 highly-qualified students.  That year’s class included students from Chile, Ghana, Nepal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, China, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, and South Africa. All of them graduated successfully in the summer of 2015, got their MA degrees, and returned to their home countries in order to continue their work in fostering the wellbeing of children.

 

This year's class includes 16 students from Ghana, Cameroon, China, Georgia, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, the Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. 

 

In order to create diversity in the body of students, we also accept students from developed countries who are interested in specializing in child development in developing countries (each class, last year and currently, includes 8 students from the US, Canada, the Netherlands, and Israel). 

 

This academic initiative brings talented students from diverse backgrounds – pediatrics, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, education, anthropology, sociology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, law, social work and social welfare, speech pathology and therapy – to make a substantial impact in their home countries in fields of education, welfare and healthcare.

 

We open now registration for the third cohort who will begin the course of studies this coming October 2016. 

 

The program is taught in English and collaborates with MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.     

 

Full scholarships are available for students from developing countries.

 

Enclosed please find a related document with detailed information about the program. 

 

Those candidates applying with a request to obtain a full scholarship for developing countries must submit their application no later thanMarch 31st. 2016. Other candidates should submit the application byMay 30th. 2016

 

For more information, prospective candidates may visit our website at: http://intchilddev.haifa.ac.il or send email to our admission coordinators:

 

Ms. Shirly Yerachmiel

Ms. Ella Levert-Levitt 

intchilddev@psy.haifa.ac.il

 

Howard University School of Education is currently enrolling students to our Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling Services.  Students will have an opportunity to concentrate on either School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Our application deadline is May 1st.  Attached is a flyer explaining our program please pass on to your students who might be interested in applying.  Thank you greatly and have a wonderful day.

School of Education

Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies

COME TO Howard University to earn a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY and COUNSELING SERVICES

Choose one of the following:

School Counseling (48 credit hours) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credit hours)

The mission of the Counseling Services program is to produce professionally and culturally competent psychological service providers who possess the knowledge and skills to work with diverse children, adults, and families. The program allows students to individualize their training and career paths along two areas of concentration, each aligned with current standards for professional practice. As such, program graduates will be eligible for professional certification or licensure in School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. All program candidates complete the core curriculum, concentration focused requirements, along with choosing electives in specialization areas in family, international/diversity counseling, pastoral counseling, or child/adolescent development.

DEADLINE IS MAY 1ST FOR THE FALL ADMISSION Admission Requirements

(Early submission is encouraged for consideration for financial aid):

1. Minimal GPA of a 3.0
2. (3) letters of reference
3. Career goal statement
4. Autobiographical Summary

Contact with questions:

Program Coordinator Mercedes E. Ebanks, PhD Associate Professor mebanks@howard.edu office (202) 806-5780

Submit applications to:

Howard University School of Education 2441 4th St. NW Washington, DC 20059 Department of Human Development & Psychoeducational Sciences

HDPES (202) 806-7350 fax (202) 806-5205

www.howard.edu/schooleducation 

--

Dimitri A. White

Morehouse College '12

Howard University Ph.D. student School Psychology

 

M.A. in Community Psychology, U. Mass.-Lowell

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

Do you have some students interested in social justice issues and wanting to pursue graduate education in community psychology?

 

As we are preparing to host the Biennial in June, we are also recruiting new Master’s students for next Fall. If you know students still looking to enroll in a wonderful  graduate program, please let them know that the Master’s Program in Community Social Psychology (CSP) at UMass Lowell still has a few openings. I have attached some additional information.  You may also visit our website (http://www.uml.edu/FAHSS/Psychology/Graduate/Community-Social-Psychology/default.aspx). Note that we typically like candidates to have at least 12 undergraduate credits in Psychology, including some background in psychological/social science research methods. We require the GRE (or Miller’s Analogies Test) and at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and look for a strong statement of purpose and three strong reference letters.

 

Application materials can be accessed through the Graduate Admissions Office website (http://www.uml.edu/grad/). We accept year-round applications, but we award a small number of competitive graduate assistantships in May, so interested students may want to apply soon!

 

Please send some of your favorite students our way—it’s an exciting time to be at UMass Lowell!

 

Andy Hostetler

U. Chicago M.A. Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS)

Dear Colleague,

I write because you have previously recommended an outstanding applicant for the University of Chicago’s M.A. Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS). Our one-year program is an excellent choice for persons who seek a rigorous, intellectually transformative experience, clarifying their commitments while preparing for doctoral and professional paths.

If you have other students who would be strong candidates, we would be very interested in hearing from them. Please do not hesitate to forward this note, or simply contact me with the details and I will follow up to encourage their application. Our final admission deadline is April 30.

What makes MAPSS distinct:
Unlike other M.A. programs, MAPSS is highly competitive for admission; it offers students access to nearly all graduate courses in all Divisions and professional schools; it allows students to work directly with members of the regular faculty on the thesis; it offers merit aid right up to full tuition; and it is structured in such a way that students are not competing with one another for faculty attention or program support.

To our knowledge, there is no other M.A. program anywhere in the world that reliably places so many of its graduates in funded doctoral programs. Each year, we send 55-70 students on for the Ph.D. Over the past 10 years, our success rate for funded Ph.D. placements has consistently been 90%. There are over 100 MAPSS graduates now pursuing the Ph.D. at UChicago alone.

Fully 2/3 of our graduates opt for professional careers. Unusually for an M.A. program, we have a dedicated, in-house Career Services Director who brings recruiters to campus; distributes weekly digests with job openings and alumni contacts; leads all of the usual preparation workshops; and develops innovative programming with alumni-in-residence, externships, short-term consulting partnerships, and more.

Finally, our completion rate is off-the-charts: 80% of our entering students earn the degree within 12 months, and 90% within 15 months.

More information on our program can be seen here:
mapss.uchicago.edu/the_ma/why_mapss/our_outcomes/

Any interested applicants are encouraged to contact our Student Affairs Administrator, E.G. Enbar (egenbar@uchicago.edu773-702-8312), with questions.
 

International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries

We wish to share with you an update about our International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries.  This program was designed for students who come from developing countries with very low income, but we also encourage students from developed countries as well as newly industrialized countries (NIC) to join us as well, especially those interested in developing a unique expertise in working with child related issues, services, and policies in the developing world.

Training a cadre of child development professionals and policy leaders in the developing world is of the utmost urgency, as there is a pressing need to improve the lives of children around the world. In response to this need, the University of Haifa has launched The International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.

We are pleased to inform you that the program opened in October 2014 with its first cohort of 27 highly-qualified students.  This year's class includes students from, Ghana, Nepal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, and Nigeria. We also have students from developed countries (e.g. Israel, The Netherlands, and USA) and newly industrialized countries (China, Chile, South Africa) who are interested in specializing in child development in developing countries.

This academic initiative brings talented students from diverse backgrounds – pediatrics, nursing, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, law, social work and social welfare, speech pathology and therapy – to make a substantial impact in their home countries in fields of education, welfare and healthcare.

We are approaching you and our colleagues in the area of human development, hoping that you find the program of interest and that you can share the attached documents with potential candidates and organizations in your country. 

We open now registration for the second cohort who will begin the course of studies this coming October 2015. 

The program is taught in English and collaborates with the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Israel.

 Enclosed please find a number of related documents with detailed information about the program, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and more. For those interested, the application deadline is March 31, 2015.

For more information, prospective candidates may visit our website at: http://intchilddev.haifa.ac.il or send email to us.

We hope you can help us circulate this information among various organizations that may find this program of interest to them.

 With kind regards, 

 

Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwartz

Academic Head 

sagi@psy.haifa.ac.il

Tel: + 972 4 8240196 (Direct line - Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwartz)

 

Dr. Efrat Sher-Censor

Academic Coordinator  

esher@psy.haifa.ac.il

Tel: + 972 4 8249073 (Direct line - Dr. Efrat Sher-Censor)

 

 

International MA Program in Child Development

University of Haifa

6035 Rabin Building

Haifa 3498838

Israel

 

Tel: + 972 4 8249074 or +972 4 8249701 (Office of the Program, Ms. Orly Dubnov and Ms. Adva Bachar)

Fax: + 972 4 8253896