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The program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship offers a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the educational perspectives and practices of Soka educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda. The first degree program of its kind anywhere in the world, it engages students in understanding and applying value-creating education for global citizenship in theory, research, policy, and practice in local and global contexts. Students will consider key educational concepts in the Soka heritage, including human geography, communities studies, deductive approaches, value and value creation, wisdom and knowledge, human education, society for education, peace and dialogue, among others. The foundation of the program rests on the sociopolitical and sociocultural implications of value-creating education for global citizenship in local contexts. The program offers two tracks, fully online or face-to-face.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Degree Requirements (MEd)||48|
|Total hours required||48|
Students will be able to:
- Assess instructional practices that blend a focus on both cognition (i.e., the accretion of knowledge) and wisdom (i.e., application of that knowledge in meaningful and contributive living for oneself and others).
- Design practices that promote interdependent teacher-student relationships for mutual growth and development.
- Analyze and practice dialogic engagement, reflective and relational creativity and criticality, and meaning making.
- Apply value-creating education for global citizenship in local contexts.
The academic programs within the College of Education have set forth these dispositions as educational and professional expectations for all students. Students should be aware that failing to abide by DePaul University or College of Education policies including, under certain circumstances, these dispositions, could result in adverse consequences for the student, including removal from his or her program, the College of Education, or the University.
- Is receptive to faculty feedback and acts meaningfully and professionally upon suggestions
- Reflects on his or her own progress and identifies strengths and weaknesses, including evaluating strategies for success, finding alternatives for inappropriate strategies, and modifying future practices
- Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to the profession
- Demonstrates thoughtful, effective verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills
- Respects and considers cultural contexts in order to determine how to be responsive to learners and to proactively promote all students' learning
- Is committed to collaboration with colleagues, families, and communities in order to promote all students' learning and development
- Demonstrates professional ethical and legal behavior as defined by the respective codes of ethics and laws
- Recognizes and fulfills professional responsibilities and habits of conduct (e.g., dress, language, preparedness, attendance, punctuality, etc.)
- Demonstrates concern for and protection of safety and well-being of others
Degree Conferral and Graduation
The awarding of a degree is not automatic. You must submit an application to be considered for the degree. DePaul awards and posts degrees at the end of each regular academic term (autumn, winter, spring, summer).
It is your responsibility to initiate the degree conferral application process by submitting an online application. Submitting an application means you intend to finish your degree requirements by the end of the term for which you have applied.
Graduate students must be approved for student teaching and complete student teaching, seminar, and induction courses to be cleared for the degree. Student must submit graduation application for the quarter you are completing the final course (student teaching is considered a course).
After you submit the application, you cannot register for any term after the one selected in the application.
To apply for degree conferral, log on to Campus Connection. Select FOR STUDENTS, then GRADUATION, then APPLY FOR DEGREE CONFERRAL. On screen instructions will take you through the application process.
Provided that all requirements and financial obligations are met, degrees are posted 30 days after the official end of the term. Official dates are listed on the Academic Calendar.
DePaul holds one commencement ceremony each year in June. If you intend to participate, you must first apply for degree conferral for the current academic year and then submit a cap and gown order. Honors are not announced at the ceremony for undergraduates completing their final courses in spring quarter because a final GPA is not available at the time of the ceremony.
Additional information about degree conferral and graduation can be found on the College of Education website.
Course Requirements: 48 quarter hours required 4 quarter hours, grade of C or better required
|VCE 510||HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AND COMMUNITIES STUDIES||4|
|VCE 511||VALUE-CREATING APPROACHES TO SOCIETY, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER||4|
|VCE 520||HUMAN REVOLUTION IN SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY||4|
|VCE 531||HUMAN EDUCATION AND THE POETIC SPIRIT||4|
|VCE 532||DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (2) DIALOGUES||4|
|VCE 533||PEACEBUILDING AND EDUCATION||4|
|VCE 540||THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF VALUE-CREATING EDUCATION||4|
|VCE 550||EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP||4|
|VCE 560||DIALOGUE AND EDUCATION||4|
|VCE 570||IKEDA/SOKA STUDIES IN EDUCATION||4|
|VCE 580||VALUE CREATION IN APPLICATION (LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS)||4|
|Select one required elective graduate course from among available options in the College of Education catalog||4|
Students seeking the master’s degree in Value-Creating Education for World Citizenship have the option also to pursue an Illinois initial or subsequent teaching license. This licensure program requires students to be physically present in Chicago for the entire licensure program. Please consult your academic advisor for information regarding requirements and application procedures.