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Univ of Nairobi M.Ed. degree with focus on Education in Emergencies

For a detailed overview of the program, including admissions criteria, tuition, and application procedures, click here: http://www.rescue.org/education-emergencies-coursework

For a detailed overview of the program, including admissions criteria, tuition, and application procedures, click here: http://www.rescue.org/education-emergencies-coursework

Through the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Educational Administration and Planning at the University of Nairobi's School of Education, students have the opportunity to specialise in Education in Emergencies. The graduate program aims to develop human resource capacity among enrolled students and education practitioners working in East Africa in order to prepare them to provide quality education programming in emergency and post-crisis settings in developing countries.

Through coursework, internships and research projects, students will examine the range of educational activities and the related challenges that take place in the field of education in emergencies. A sample of these activities include:

* Establishing safe learning spaces for children in the midst of conflict;
* Collaborating with international organizations and education authorities to ensure recognition of student and teacher certifications acquired during displacement;
* Tailoring educational and vocational programmes to the needs of out-of-school children and youth;
* Assisting ministries of education to rebuild and strengthen their in-service teacher training system after a conflict; and
* Drafting emergency preparedness plans for the education sector in anticipation of natural hazards, such as floods and droughts, as well as political and economic instability.

Upon completion of the M.Ed. and depending on previous work experience, students may: work with aid agencies or other international organizations on their education teams; join the Ministry of Education and build capacity to deliver inclusive and quality education in emergency situations; or, infuse their work in schools as teachers or administrators with an enhanced understanding of education in emergencies.

Applications for admissions for the academic year that begins in October 2011 are due on 30 April 2011. Please note: Applications from international students received past the deadline may be considered for admission at the discretion of the Department for Educational Administration and Planning.


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