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.

UM-Dearborn MA in Community Based Education
The MA in Community Based Education will develop leaders who understand how issues of equity and diversity impact both schools and communities.
.
  • 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.
  • 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 three steps:

    1. Request an Exit Audit.
    2. Apply for graduation.
    3. Submit an Exit Essay.

    Exit Audit:

    Prior to your last semester in the program, contact the program director with your UMID# requesting an Exit Audit. The audit verifies your pending completion of all course requirements and is required for graduation.


    Exit Essay:
    The purpose of this essay 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 Essay is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit form.

Academic Advisor

Christopher Burke

Chris Burke, Ph.D.
cjfburke@umich.edu
313-593-5319, C19 FCS

Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Burke.