Message from the Director
Dear Prospective Candidate,
Congratulations on your decision to further your professional career through advanced study in education. We are delighted to welcome you to our professional community.
Our Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study programs in Teaching and Foundations are designed to support your continued professional growth as a highly knowledgeable and skilled school-based or community educator who teaches with excellence and commitment for your students' learning. Here, you will meet and work with other local teachers, community educators, and faculty who share your wish to "touch eternity" through your teaching and mentoring in schools and local communities.
Our program includes a carefully planned core of courses that deepen your sociocultural understanding of schooling and education, engage you as a reflective practitioner, and support your capacity to act as a change agent for the benefit of your students. In addition, you'll focus on a concentration of your choice, such as:
- Advanced study in elementary education
- Advanced study in secondary education
- Curriculum, foundations, and policy
You will find that you have joined a professional community that lives out the ideals of our Jesuit mission as advocates for equity and justice through the transformative powers of education.
Upon admission, you'll be assigned an advisor with whom you will discuss your passion for educating, plan your program, and work closely throughout your course of study. Our faculty are excellent teachers and scholars who love to teach and to learn with our teacher candidates in an academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating environment. We work with you, your fellow teacher candidates, local teachers, and local communities in many ways to empower students.
Please feel free to explore this program site further, and if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to meet with me for further discussion, just send me an e-mail.
Wendy Kohli , Ph.D.
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction