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November 4, 2015

Castleton University announces new graduate programs

Three exciting new graduate programs now accepting applications

CASTLETON – Castleton University is pleased to announce the addition of three new graduate programs to its ever-growing list of academic offerings. A Masters of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis are all currently accepting applications for Fall 2016.

In 2013 Castleton University saw the inauguration of the Castleton Plan, a strategic plan and blueprint developed collaboratively over the course of more than a year, that envisioned the next ten years at Castleton. The plan builds on the reinvigoration of the past fourteen years, with well-planned incremental increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment, staffing, programs and facilities.

The growth and cultivation of exemplary graduate degree programs, including online and hybrid programs and courses, have paved the way for doctoral programs currently under development and thereby aid in establishing Castleton as a leader in graduate education in Vermont.

Masters of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology is designed as a residency-based program, following the training standards provided by the National Association of School Psychologists, which prepares students for careers as highly qualified school psychologists. With the first school psychology graduate program in the state of Vermont, Castleton is deeply committed to supporting and improving the state’s communities and schools by serving as a local resource to children, families, schools and community agencies.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is a 36-credit, field-based, principal licensure and Masters program that combines face-to-face residencies with convenient online coursework. Assignments are supported by relevant and enriching readings and a closely supervised, two-year project to evoke change in the candidate’s resident school.

Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for educators who wish to strengthen their understanding of curriculum theory, integrated curricula, the role of technology in curriculum, curricula and global issues, and the ways in which action research can be used to shape more effective curricula. The concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is an area of need that has grown significantly, and the courses for the program form a frame of collaborative concentration supported by both the education and psychology departments.

All three graduate programs are set to debut in the Fall 2016 semester and are currently accepting applications.

In addition to these three exciting new programs, Castleton University also offers a Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts in Education: Specialization in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Theater, Master of Music Education, Masters of Art in Education: Special Education, and a Master of Science in Athletic Leadership.

For more information, visit www.castleton.edu/gradprograms.

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