The Master of Arts in Community Based Education invites students to learn within the communities they hope to serve.
The Masters of Arts in Community Based Education program is designed to serve two related professional fields: 1) individuals working with and for nonprofit organizations engaged in educational outreach and 2) urban teachers who are working to build connections with the community as part of implementing place-based education strategies.
The program will develop leaders who understand how issues of equity and diversity impact both schools and communities. Graduates will be equipped to act as leaders capable of transforming communities, engaging local citizens, and developing and enacting educational experiences that empower children, youth and adults.
What will I Learn?
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Community Based Education will:
- Have the skills necessary to develop, implement and evaluate informal educational experiences
- Establish and sustain collaborations with schools and other community groups
- Identify and write grants to support the development of educational programs
- Use and conduct research to support the development and implementation of educational programs.
Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the M.A. in Community Based Education.
Students must submit the following items with their application. The GRE is not required for admission to this program. The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
Students will be invited to participate in a group interview after their initial application materials have been reviewed.
Before exiting from the M.A. in Community Based Education, you need to complete two steps:
The purpose of this survey is to assist the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the evaluation of the master’s degree program and to serve as a guide for program development. The Exit Survey is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit survey.
The following is the schedule of courses for the MA in Community Based Education. Please follow the schedule closely with assistance from your academic advisor as course patterns are subject to change.
Fall Course Offerings
Course # Course Title Hrs Term EDA 515 Comm & Schools: Partnerships 3 Odd/Even Years EDA 521 Comm Based Edu Seminar 1 Odd/Even Years EDC 516 Research Methods Behavior Analysis 3 Even Years EDC 622 Science and Human Behavior 3 Even Years EDK 500 Intro to Research in Education 3 Odd/Even Years EDK 680 Individual Research in Education 1-3 Odd/Even Years
Winter Course Offerings
Course # Course Title Hrs Term EDA 520 Community Action: Detroit 3 Odd/Even Years EDA 521 Comm Based Edu Seminar 1 Odd/Even Years EDB 500 Multicultural Ed in US Classroom 3 Odd/Even Years EDC 505 Adult Lrning: Theory & Practice 3 Odd/Even Years EDC 539 Child Maltreatment and Trauma 3 Odd/Even Years EDK 500 Intro to Research in Education 3 Odd/Even Years EDK 680 Individual Research in Education 1-3 Odd/Even Years
Summer Course Offerings
Course # Course Title Hrs Term EDA 501 Adv Social Foundations of Education 3 Odd/Even Years EDA 620 Public Pedagogy 3 Even Years EDB 583 Program Evaluation 3 Odd/Even Years EDK 680 Individual Research in Education 1-3 Odd/Even Years