Master of Arts in Education
AUW is proud to announce that it is now offering a new, two-year Master of Arts in Education graduate program which looks to give students a balanced set of theoretical and analytical skills within the fields of education, knowledge sharing, and learning development.
Admissions for January 2023 are now open. Follow the link below to submit the application for Master of Arts in Education program.
Application Link: ms.auwerp.org
Application Deadline: On a rolling basis
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This program forms the foundation of AUW’s new Women Teaching Women, Women Learning from Women (WTW-WLW) initiative designed to help grow a new network of secondary schools for young women and girls across many refugee shelters and displaced communities. In partnership with several universities from the United States and United Kingdom, the overarching theme of this program is to foster a deep sense of community development through student-led initiatives, group discussions and social events. It focuses on enhancing leadership, administrative and policy competence as well as an understanding of the philosophy, dynamics and economics of effective education provision.
Graduates of this new program will be in a position to effectively apply new skill-sets towards developing and implementing sustainable educational programs, as well as expand their educational resources through networking and influence local/regional education policy.
Courses are designed with both education practitioners and policymakers in mind by focusing around various aspects within education ranging from educational leadership development to design thinking for education, curriculum development, and education within globalization. Students will also engage in reading and writing seminars specifically tailored around core theoretical principles, processes and practices within the scope of education.
Admission into AUW’s Graduate School of Education is highly competitive with a limited number of seats available. Thus, we request that all prospective students go through the admission requirements prior to starting the application.
The following criteria must be fulfilled to be eligible to apply to the MA in Education program:
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline.
- CGPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent, in the Bachelor’s degree with full academic transcripts, as well as certificates of previous studies.
- Two Referees: You must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted as part of your application, which emphasize your ability to conduct graduate-level work and your potential for a successful academic or professional career. The letters must be written in English by the appropriate faculty members, and sent via the online application system by the recommenders themselves. These submissions must be done in complete confidentiality and you must not be aware of the contents of the letters. In order to enable your recommenders to send in their letters, you need to register them in the relevant section of the online application form AND submit your application; they will not receive an email with a link to a recommendation form until after you have submitted your application. All recommendations must be received within one week of the date and time the application is submitted. Late references will not be considered.
- Statement of Purpose: Applicants are required to submit a 500-700 word Statement of Purpose which answers the following; 1) please explain why do you think this graduate program in Education fits your future goals and aspirations; 2) why have you chosen this particular program; 3) why do you think that you are a good fit for this program?
- Writing Sample: Essay: Applicants will need to submit a 650-700 word essay on an education-related subject. More details will be provided within the application itself.
- Proof of English Proficiency: As part of the application, you must submit proof of your English language proficiency in order for the university to assess your ability to keep up with graduate level coursework. Applicants may submit documentation showing any of the following:
- IELTS Score of minimum 6.0 (result must not be older than two years.
- TOEFL Score of minimum of 86 (Internet-based; not older than two years at the time of application).
- A certificate issued by a previous academic institution which states that the medium of instruction was English.
- Cambridge English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (not older than five years at the time of application) minimum score of 170.
In-Service Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Asian University for Women (AUW) is developing an in-service residential one-year Master of Education (M.Ed.) course to offer high-quality hands-on training to outstanding female intermediate college teachers in Bangladesh. It will focus on pedagogical improvements; strategies for class management; improvement of English, Mathematics, and ICT skills; introduction to different methods of evidence-based learning (e.g., epidemiology); ethical reasoning; gender sensitivity; comparative religion; and mental health management. A series of master classes will be held on specific subjects that are taught in the intermediate (H.S.C.) curriculum. Alternatives to labs, new STEM methods will be explored. Also, short courses on management training of principals and selected members of the college management committee will be offered. This residential M.Ed. course is integrated into exclusive “Whole College Transformation Initiatives” through which AUW aims to bring in real improvements in teaching, learning, and college leadership and management practices in Bangladesh’s higher secondary education sector.
Master of Science in Apparel & Retail Management (to start in Fall 2023)
HSBC-AUW School of Apparel
Leading the Future of Fashion
The MS in Apparel and Retail Management program seeks to create a pool of expertly trained women from Bangladesh who will go on to manage local businesses. The program will build executive talent and enable enduring skill formation within the country while contributing towards the social goals of sustainability and women empowerment. Academic Excellence, Industry Relevance and Social Significance will be the defining features of the program and success will be measured in terms of number and quality of applicants, renowned faculty and curriculum, and full time graduate placements in leading RMG organizations.
The Program is designed and delivered in association with leading international Universities and Institutions renowned in the area of Fashion Management and Apparel Manufacturing education. Although RMG companies, including manufacturers, vendors, and global retailers, would be prospective recruiters of graduates, the knowledge and skills acquired would be transferable too other industries.
AUW’s mandate of women empowerment and leadership development through tertiary education has successfully provided a path for women from underserved communities to break cycles of adversity and oppression. Visionary in its approach to recruitment, the university specifically seeks out talented women often overlooked by society, including from refugee contexts, conflict zones, and from the factory floors in Bangladesh. In order to accommodate their educational and individual needs, AUW created a two-year pre-undergraduate program to prepare students to pass college-level requirements before moving on to the undergraduate program, giving special attention to mental health support, and English language instruction. Students enter into the pre-university or undergraduate program based on the results of the entrance exam.
The MS in Apparel and Retail Management becomes a logical progression for undergraduate students to be RMG sector ready in leadership positions, where they will have access to ample opportunities for growth, building financial independence, and where they can make decisions for the long-term development of both the business and local community.
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Instructors for Master of Arts in Education
Dr Stefanie Panke
Johns Hopkins University – Design Thinking for Education
“It is an honor and privilege to teach at AUW. The Asian university for Women creates pathways for future female leaders who will bend the world of education towards equitable access for girls with indomitable spirit. The students in my course have exhibited intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, teamwork and incessant creativity. My class featured guest speakers from different national, academic and professional backgrounds, spanning continents, cultures and time zones. Instructors have been reaching out saying how much they enjoyed the workshops with the student group.”
Dr Elizabeth MacDonald
Boston College – Teaching Genres of Writing
“We are thrilled at Boston College to be working with the students from AUW. Their commitment to the learning and level of work has been outstanding!”
Dr Mary Chandy Vayaliparampil
Asian University for Women – Research Methods in Education
“Teaching the MA students has been challenging, rewarding, and a learning experience. It is lovely to be engaged with students who value the opportunity they have been offered to educate themselves. They are adjusting to a new language, food, and climate while catching up with course content that is not a step up but rather a jump. Their motivation drives them to embrace academics beyond what would be normally expected.”
Professor Glenn DeVoogd
California State University (Dominguez Hills) ) – Curriculum Development: Focus on Literacy
“The students at AUW are so dedicated and hard-working. They really are motivated to soak up as much information as they can from our course on the foundations of literacy instruction so they can be leaders in their own schools in Afghanistan.”
Dr Alexander Gardner Mctaggart
University of Manchester – Models of Educational Leadership
“It continues to be a great pleasure to teach the Afghani Students from AUW. This is because they appear to be keen to learn about power and how it works in leadership, but also because they are forthright, thoughtful and interested. So far we have covered several models of educational leadership, and I believe this theoretical knowledge is beginning to offer effective thinking tools with which students can reflect upon their own leadership lifeworld, whether in application or in experience. I look forward to future collaborations with this and other similar cohorts, and consider it a rare honour to be able to facilitate knowledge of leadership in education to these gifted and inspiring individuals.”
University of California (Los Angeles) – Education and Globalization
“Teaching at AUW has allowed me to meet students and educators from across the world that I would not otherwise have been able to interact with in an academic setting. I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn about their lived experiences and what education means to folks from a different perspective. As an instructor, I believe in the mission of this program and hope that my course can help students think about education differently and equip them with the skills to conduct research and critically apply concepts to topics they care about. On a personal level, I am in awe of the students and staff at AUW for their belief in education and commitment to finding innovative solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Being part of this community motivates me and inspires me everyday!”