News & Notes
Beginning this fall, graduate students will note a new course number prefix – SPE. The prefix change reflects the growing attention to special education at Martin Luther College. New courses are being created and offered in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, prompting the need for new course numbers. The following new and existing graduate courses are affected:
Completing a capstone project can be exciting but also intimidating. The opportunity is exciting because it allows the graduate student to address a problem of practical, personal interest and importance. It can be intimidating because ownership for the project lies completely with the learner, not the instructor. In consultation with an advisor, the student sets the parameters and time frame for the project. Here are some tips students may find helpful.
Each year, Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) presents an award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation completed and defended in the previous calendar year. Dr. Meyer’s dissertation, “Creating and Applying a Cognitive Change Model: A Transdisciplinary (Education, Social Psychology, Neuroscience) Approach” was chosen as a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award.
In recent months, several MLC graduate students have had articles published in the MLC blog "Issues in Lutheran Education." As Lutheran school leaders, they stimulate professional conversation among peers on topics such as student retention, special education, and flipped classrooms. The blog has about 500 followers and has been viewed nearly 20,000 times since its introduction one year ago.
MLC has recently approved several of its master’s program alumni as adjuncts for continuing education courses. These graduates display leadership in ministry, in scholarship, and in teaching ability. MLC has tapped these alumni to help other WELS teachers to grow in ministry.
In September, the Higher Learning Commission approved MLC’s request to offer a new degree – the Master of Science in Educational Administration. This program is targeted specifically for the role of the Lutheran principal or early childhood director. It is appropriate for those who currently serve, or who wish to serve, in those roles. Why a new degree?
Graduate student online access to Martin Luther College's library has just gotten better! Check out these improvements: