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Master's Grads Become MLC Adjuncts

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.
Master's Grads Become MLC Adjuncts

Benjamin Bain, MS Ed

Mr. Benjamin Bain, MS Ed (’10) – EDU9521 Mathematical Problem Solving that Works

Ben is principal and upper grades teacher at St. John, Red Wing MN. His capstone project was on the topic of teaching math problem solving to elementary students. He has fine-tuned his strategies in his own school and now has been asked to share his expertise with others. His one-credit, online course will first be offered in Spring 2014.

Mrs. Rachel Burgess, MS Ed (’11) – EDU8102 Operation and Management of the Early Childhood Education Program

Rachel is the director of Trinity Lutheran Preschool in Caledonia WI. She has served as director in both Lutheran and non-Lutheran early childhood centers. Her course is part of an 11-course continuing education series in early childhood instruction. This program can be used to prepare candidates for the nationally recognized Child Development Association credential.


Mr. Mark Renner, MS Ed (’11) – Creating Rubrics that Work

Mark is principal and teacher at St. Martin, Watertown SD. He has been creating and using rubrics successfully for years. His course is a part of MLC’s Teaching that Works series. The one-credit courses in this series teach specific strategies through discussion, modeling, planning, implementing, and peer and instructor feedback. Mark’s course will likely be first offered in the 2014-15 academic year.