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Eleven Graduates on May 18

Eleven Graduates on May 18

On Saturday, May 18, 11 graduate students will be recognized for earning their Master of Science in Education degrees. As they walk the stage to receive their diplomas, they will set an example of faithful service for those receiving their bachelor’s degrees and be an inspiration for all current master’s degree students. Nine achieved this milestone while teaching fulltime! We thank God for their dedication and pray the Lord uses their professional development for the building up of his kingdom. This year’s graduates are . . .

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Almost Full!

Almost Full!

Register NOW for summer courses. Some courses are full and others are nearly so. Put your name on a waiting list if the course is full. The three week deadline for graduate student priority is May 17. Follow this article link to register.

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New GS Professor Earns Degree

New GS Professor Earns Degree

MLC Professor Jeffrey Wiechman has been added to the graduate faculty. On May 16 he will graduate from the University of Minnesota with an EdD in Educational Policy and Administration.

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Director Earns Degree

Director Earns Degree

On May 16, program director John Meyer will graduate from the University of Minnesota’s PhD program in Educational Policy and Administration.

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Summer Registration is Open

Summer Registration is Open

Sign up now for graduate courses beginning June 10. Graduate student priority ends May 20. Courses often fill early. Don’t be left out of the courses you need.

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Prof. Paul Tess Published

Prof. Paul Tess Published

Professor Tess had his article “The Role of Social Media in Higher Education Classes (Real and Virtual): A Literature Review” published in the January 2013 issue of Computers in Human Behavior.

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Apply for Graduation by April 1

Apply for Graduation by April 1

Those planning to graduate May 18 must submit the application for graduation to the Graduate Studies office by April 1. All students who have completed their degree requirements and wish to graduate must complete an application and pay the graduation fee.

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iPads & Moodle

iPads & Moodle

Tablets are becoming more popular, and several students report experiencing difficulty using iPads to interact in their online courses. The problem with iPads and Moodle is not unique to MLC, but appears to be a result of the limited functionality of web browsers in hand-held technology - especially in Apple iPxx products. The issues are less common with Android powered tablets. MLC adjunct Sallie Draper has looked into solutions for iPad users and suggests improved performance is possible. Read on for solutions.

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New Courses and Professors Begin January!

New Courses and Professors Begin January!

The Spring semester will feature some new graduate professors and some new or revised courses. Graduate students are encouraged to sign up early to avoid missing out.

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Register for next semester.

Register for next semester.

Registration for second semester courses began on October 15. Priority registration for graduate students ends December 20.

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What Do Our Graduates Say?

What Do Our Graduates Say?

A new promotional video features 2012 MLC master’s graduates. It was shown at various fall teachers’ conferences. Watch it here.

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Dr. Abrego Gets Published

Dr. Abrego Gets Published

MLC adjunct Dr. Michelle Abrego has a new book published by Eye On Education, an independent and innovative provider of books and professional development services for education. Dr. Abrego teaches the MLC master’s course EDU5301 Educational Leadership. Her new book is entitled "Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities."

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Fall Registration is Open

Fall Registration is Open

Sign up now for graduate courses which begin on August 27. Graduate student priority ends August 6. Courses often fill early. Don’t be left out of the courses you need.

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Watch our 2012 MS Ed Graduates!

Watch our 2012 MS Ed Graduates!

On May 19, 2012, 11 master's students celebrated their graduation in the MLC graduation service. These teachers provided an example of professionalism and faithfulness to all those present. In all, 13 earned their master's degrees, two in absentia. Watch the video!

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Graduate Studies Celebrates 100 Students

Graduate Studies Celebrates 100 Students

On April 12, the Martin Luther College master’s program reached a milestone. Graduate student enrollment reached 100. We took time as a college to note the occasion with cake and to give thanks to the Lord for his blessings. Since the program began in 2004, more and more WELS teachers in all types of ministry settings have been using MLC’s program as one way to grow as teachers and serve faithfully.

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Grad Students Featured on WELS Connection

The April WELS Connection features two MLC graduate students who are in early childhood ministry. Minori Yamaki (MS Ed '11) and Maria Gines (current grad student) speak about the importance of Early Childhood Ministries in WELS.

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Thirteen Graduates on May 19

Thirteen Graduates on May 19

On Saturday, May 19, 13 graduate students will be recognized for earning their Master of Science in Education degree. As they walk the stage to receive their diploma, they will set an example of faithful service for those receiving their bachelor’s degree and be an inspiration for all current master’s degree students. Twelve achieved this milestone while teaching! We thank God for their dedication and pray the Lord uses their professional development for the building up of his kingdom. This year’s graduates are . . .

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Dr. Whaley Receives Award

Dr. Whaley Receives Award

On March 30, Dr. Whaley was honored with the Celebrate Literacy Award by the Minnesota Reading Association. By giving her this award, the MRA declares that they have found Dr. Whaley’s contributions to furthering literacy in Minnesota to be significant, and that she has “demonstrated exemplary service, practice, and accomplishments that provide a model of leadership for others.”

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Dr. Wendler Presents

Dr. Wendler Presents

Dr. David Wendler gave three presentations at the Higher Learning Commission meeting in Chicago at the end of March.

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Meet Me in Hanoi

Meet Me in Hanoi

MLC Graduate Professor Dr. Gene Pfeifer and MLC graduate student Coral Cady had a chance to meet up with each other and exchange graduate studies news in Hanoi, Vietnam, where Coral teaches.

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Diplomas Awarded

Diplomas Awarded

Congratulations! Two teachers completed their MS Ed program and received their diplomas in December. Diplomas are issued in December and May, but all students “walk” in May. The December 2011 graduates are . . .

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Coming to a Teachers' Conference Near YOU

Coming to a Teachers' Conference Near YOU

Watch for the MLC Graduate Studies report at your WELS district teachers’ conference. It will feature students in the program. Oral reports will be given at several conferences by graduate students or by the director. A written report will be provided at conferences that do not allow oral presentations. See a listing of conferences and who will present the report.

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2010-2012 Bulletin Updates

2010-2012 Bulletin Updates

Updates to the 2010-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin is available online. Among the updates are the program plans for those wishing to add K-6 post-baccalaureate licensure to their program, and clarifications on the capstone proposal and project.

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Summer Courses Are Filling

Summer Courses Are Filling

Courses are filling quickly. Some have only five openings left! Register now to ensure enrollment in your preferred courses. The three-week deadline for graduate student priority is May 18.

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Student Loan Changes

Student Loan Changes

Changes are being made to the federal student loan program as the U.S. government wrestles with a growing deficit and budget cuts. Graduate students who apply for government-backed student loans in time for the loans to be disbursed before July 1, 2012, are still eligible to receive both subsidized loans and unsubsidized loans. For loans disbursed after July 1, 2012, only unsubsidized loans will be available. What does this mean?

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Join Us on Facebook

Join Us on Facebook

Graduate Studies has a presence on Facebook. Get updates on students and the master's program.

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Get Your Teaching License through the Master's Program

Get Your Teaching License through the Master's Program

The MLC graduate studies and post-baccalaureate programs are working together to provide more student options. Now, teachers who graduated from (Dr.) Martin Luther College between 1970 and 2001 can obtain their master's degree and Minnesota state teaching license simultaneously.

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See Our 2011 Graduates Walk!

See Our 2011 Graduates Walk!

On Saturday, May 14, eight graduate students participated in the MLC graduation service in recognition of their Master of Science in Education degree. Watch them graduate here.

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New Adjunct Professors Added

New Adjunct Professors Added

Two new adjunct instructors have been approved for graduate studies to help meet the demands of our expanding program. We recognize that it is God who provides the gifts necessary for building up the body of Christ, and we thank him for supplying the following well-qualified instructors for the MLC master’s program: Dr. Dennis Gulczynski and Gail Potratz.

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Master's Students Make Evangelism Day Presentations

Master's Students Make Evangelism Day Presentations

Two graduate students were on campus January 19 for Martin Luther College’s Evangelism Day. Minori Yamaki, leadership emphasis, shared with undergraduate students how God is using her to spread the good news of Jesus with Japanese families in the Chicago area. Aaron Punke, special education emphasis, urged students to get involved with ministry for people with developmental disabilities.

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LIM Graduate Credits Available

LIM Graduate Credits Available

The Commission on Lutheran Schools (CLS) is offering WELS leadership training through 10 Leadership Institute Modules (LIM). Participants who complete all 10 LIMs and apply their training to ministry by utilizing the Participant Goal and Planning Forms provided by the CLS may receive 3 graduate credits. Read more details by clicking this title.

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New Longterm Course Calendar

New Longterm Course Calendar

The updated longterm course calendar is now available online. Students and advisors can use it to plan future coursework. It includes new courses in educational technology, special education, general electives, and post-baccalaureate licensure.

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Graduate Studies "In Focus"

Graduate Studies "In Focus"

The latest MLC "In Focus" magazine contains a spotlight on the MLC Master of Science in Education degree program. Feature articles appear on student Rachel Burgess and director John Meyer. It also contains a full-page spot on the program itself.

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Tim Mueller Addresses MLC Student Body

Tim Mueller Addresses MLC Student Body

Timothy Mueller (’06), MLC graduate student, addressed the MLC undergraduate student body on Friday, October 8. Joined by his wife, Megan, he shared with a student-filled gym the importance of focusing on the school’s mission to share Jesus. He reminded the pre-service teachers that the school’s Christian mission guides everything a Lutheran school teacher does.

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New Course - School Law

EDU5304 School Law will be offered for the first time in Fall 2011. This course provides insights into how law intersects with learning. Constitutional, statutory, and case law are studied and applied to school and classroom.

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Seven Earn MS Ed Degree in May

Seven Earn MS Ed Degree in May

On May 15, seven teachers receive their MS Ed degree and walked the stage during Martin Luther College’s graduation service.

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Enrollment Update

Enrollment Update

The Spring semester is just beginning with 70 students taking graduate courses. Read more . . .

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Summer Registration

Summer Registration

Registration for summer courses is just around the corner. You can register online beginning February 15. Make sure to log on and register early so that you get the courses you need or want. Each semester there are students who get left out of classes because they think they have plenty of time. See the summer course offerings . . .

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Almost Full!

Almost Full!

Register NOW for summer courses. Some courses are full and others are nearly so. The three-week deadline for graduate student priority is May 18.

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Director Takes On New Duties

Director Takes On New Duties

As of August 1, the Office of Graduate Studies became the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. Program Director John Meyer now coordinates all of MLC’s continuing education programs and courses, including graduate studies, synod certification, and all other courses, workshops, and seminars offered to teachers in the field.

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