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The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers eleven doctoral programs and nineteen master's programs in arts and sciences. The faculty, a community of scholars and researchers, are eager to involve graduate students in their research and teaching agendas. Students may also pursue practice-based master's degrees or graduate certificates in a number of areas. In addition, post-baccalaureate programs in premedical studies and computer science are offered, as is the opportunity to select individual courses through the Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP).

The links below can take you to the GSAS program of your choice:

Hee-Sun Lee
assistant professor, education

Current Research: "I'm interested in investigating the effects and the effectiveness of inquiry-based curriculum material. I look at various assessment methods to measure whether and how they are working. Traditionally, people look at pre and post-tests to see if a curriculum is working, which doesn't reveal what is happening in the middle of the curriculum period. I not only use the pre and post-tests but also collect data during the curriculum period, to develop learning trajectories before, during, and after instruction. I want to make all the links to examine how a curriculum is working. This includes looking at traditional assessments, but also projects, conversations, artifacts, explanations, and responses to curriculum prompts. This is a more authentic way of understanding what's happening in the classroom."

Why Tufts: "Boston is an exciting place and there are so many universities that are close by that you can reach anyone you want to. Also, the education department is a very close department where everyone knows each other. You don't have to go through a large organizational structure to get something done. You just go to the person and talk to them."