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Can I take the Master Education in Harvard Univeristy, when I have Environmental Engineering as my bachelor degree?

Hello, My name is Nabila. I am in USA now to attend a student exchange program. I really love both environment and education fields. My big goal is to work in the United Nations someday. education college environment engineering environmental-engineering

You can research the requirements and prerequisites for the Masters program. An undergraduate degree in engineering prepares you well for most graduate programs. An Masters program in Education is so broad, that it's likely it will attract a broad mix of undergraduates. Still, I'd do so online research to make sure you have the prerequisites covered. In the event there is a specific class (i.e. Psychology), I'm sure you can fit it in your undergraduate program. If not, you can always find a program online or a local community college. Good Luck to you! Sharon Bader
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Patricia R’s Answer

Puteri,
First – I know my answer is longer than usual, but I thought some added context would help you focus your questions so that the responses you find will also be more focused. Good Luck!
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An easy way to get answers to your questions is to contact someone in the School of Education at Harvard, and talk/communicate to/with that person. Another easy way is to go to their website. (https://www.gse.harvard.edu/degree-programs)

You might also check out the entrance requirements for their Master’s Program, and I’m sure there is a list of the courses you’d be required to take.

Many universities have adopted a program called the “Fifth-year Master’s in Education.” In the four years of undergraduate study, you specialize in a content area, such as Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or Art. In the Master’s program, your undergraduate content area provides the context for your study to become a teacher – Environmental Education, Chemistry Education, Art Education, etc.

Departments within the School of Education will offer teaching strategies and practices best suited for clusters of content areas. Teaching science is very different from teaching Art or teaching Physical Education, so different instructional strategies are learned to maximize each student’s progress – in that area. One size does not fit all – I learned a lot about how to be a better science teacher, but teaching reading was always a struggle for me because the subjects are so different.
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Darcy’s Answer

This is a question for an admissions person at Harvard. Generally, Masters programs have prerequisites. It may be as simple as having an accredited bachelors degree. In my case I have a bachelor of Business, got into a MBA Program, then got a teaching credential through another program, took a Clear Credential program, then continued study in the Masters in Education program and later doctorate...Also Graduate studies have entrance exams like a Millers Analogies Placement Exam... These are given to gauge if students have the aptitude to complete a program.
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Jodie’s Answer

Hi there. Most grad degree programs dont necessitate a particular background or undergrad major. You will likely need to take a standardized test (GRE), provide transcripts and a demonstrated interest in why you want to attend the Ed school and what you plan to use the degree for.
Thank you so much, I've been wondering about this for a few months. I worried that I was gonna choose a wrong decision. Puteri Nabila M.
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Ruth’s Answer

Graduate school usually does not have a strict policy on what undergraduate degree you achieved as long as you can demonstrate the prerequisite knowledge. Sometimes having a different is an advantage and gives the program new perspectives as well.
Thank you so much 😁 Puteri Nabila M.
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