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December 18, 2008

Earn CEUs for Online Human Rights Education Course

Who protects and advocates for our human rights?
How urgent is the need for human rights education?

Join us spring semester in EdPA 5080 section 002 Human Rights Education (class #91675) where we will work to foster enthusiasm for and commitment to human rights and human rights education. This course will equip you with the pedagogies, methods, and strategies appropriate for teaching human rights. It is designed for those of you who want to be teachers of and leaders for human rights in P-16 education and community-based organizations.

Forty CEUs are available for this course. Click here for a registration form.

For more information please contact the instructors:
Amy Garrett Dikkers, Educational Policy & Administration
Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, University Human Rights Center

November 13, 2008

New EdPA Course Focuses on Public Engagement and Higher Education

Should public and community engagement be central to higher education?
Does engagement with the community diminish the academic goals of higher education?

These questions and more will be addressed in EdPA 5080 section 003 (class # 92924) on Wednesday nights from 5:00--9:00pm during spring semester.

In a nine-week session running from January 21 through March 25, students and instructors will consider the civic roles of postsecondary education institutions both past and present. Special attention will be paid to contemporary philosophies and practices of engagement, and how engagement is expressed in various institutional contexts. This course is designed for both practitioners and scholars who seek to deepen their understandings about the ways in which institutions might become more productively involved with communities they serve.

Click here to register. Questions? Please contact the instructors:
Andrew Furco, afurco@umn.edu
David Weerts, dweerts@umn.edu

November 12, 2008

Administrative Licensure Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2009

Do your plans for the new year include going back to school to earn your administrative license? Apply now and by the time spring semester begins in January 2009, you'll be ready to hit the ground running!

The University of Minnesota administrative licensure program offers you a great education value. Not only will you learn from top faculty and practicing administrators, you can also take advantage of a unique benefit of our program and complete multiple credentials concurrently. That's right! You can mix and match courses to earn multiple educational leadership credentials for the same cost as one--Only At The U!

If you'd like to find out how you can maximize your education, contact Ann Werner or Gloria Kumagai.

Need an application? Click here.

August 7, 2008

EdPA 5374: Leadership for Professional Development

Find out for yourself why past participants are so enthusiastic about EdPA 5374!

"Depth and consistency of feedback is outstanding--like I've never experienced as a student!"
"An unbelievably rich course!"
"Excellent course! I would recommend this course to any educator."

This 4-credit graduate course, taught by Dr. Jennifer York-Barr, is designed for people interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of professional development for PK-12 personnel. It is grounded in research and focused on effective practices that promote continuous learning and development to increase student achievement.

Not only do students enrolled in U of M College of Education and Human Development graduate programs take EdPA 5374, but practicing educators from throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin do, too. It is required for the graduate-level certificate in professional development , but course participants are not required to enroll in the certificate program.

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May 2, 2008

Rochester Campus Licensure Cohort Beginning Fall 2008

Your pursuit of administrative licensure doesn’t have to include a lengthy drive and expensive gasoline!

If a drive to Rochester is more convenient than a drive up to the Twin Cities, this cohort is for you. Beginning fall semester 2008 the University of Minnesota will offer a licensure cohort at the Rochester campus. If at least 15 students enroll, all the courses required for the principal license—as well as the majority of courses required for the superintendent, director of special education, and director of community education licenses—will be offered at the Rochester site. The deadline for applying to this cohort is July 30, 2008. For more information contact Ann Werner, Ph.D., 612-626-8647.

Click here for an application.

April 30, 2008

Summer and Fall 2008 Registration Going on Now!

Do you procrastinate and register for classes at the last minute? If you do, you run the risk that some classes may close or others may be cancelled because of low enrollment. Registration for both summer and fall 2008 is currently underway so don't delay! Click here and register today!

If you want help choosing your classes, Gloria Kumagai or Ann Werner will be happy to offer some guidance. Plus, Karen Potter is eager to answer your questions regarding the technicalities of registration.

You can even register for classes if you aren't admitted to a program at the University. Simply complete and submit an Application for Non-Degree Seeking Students. Please note, however, that if you take classes as a non-degree seeking student, you will not qualify for financial aid nor will you be able to pay your tuition in installments.

April 29, 2008

New Course Titles

If you've looked at the summer 2008 schedule recently you've no doubt noticed that the licensure courses are sporting new titles (but not new numbers). We believe the new titles better reflect the leadership focus of our program.

Click on the following link to see how the old and new titles correspond to one another.

Licensure Course Title Changes

April 28, 2008

EdPA 5374 Leadership for Professional Development Offered Fall 2008/Spring 2009

Find out for yourself why past participants are so enthusiastic about EdPA 5374!

"Depth and consistency of feedback is outstanding--like I've never experienced as a student!"
"An unbelievably rich course!"
"Excellent course! I would recommend this course to any educator."

This 4-credit graduate course, taught by Dr. Jennifer York-Barr, is designed for people interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of professional development for PK-12 personnel. It is grounded in research and focused on effective practices that promote continuous learning and development to increase student achievement.

Not only do students enrolled in U of M College of Education and Human Development graduate programs take EdPA 5374, but practicing educators from throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin do, too. It is required for the graduate-level certificate in professional development offered by the University of Minnesota, but course participants are not required to enroll in the certificate program.

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EdPA 5322 Leaders in the Superintendency and Central Office Offered Summer 2008

Have you ever considered becoming a superintendent? If you think you might step into a superintendent's shoes someday, you should seriously consider taking EdPA 5322 (Leaders in the Superintendency and Central Office) taught by Professor C. Cryss Brunner. Students, teachers, administrators, and acting superintendents are all welcome to take part in this innovative course.

According to Charlie Kyte, executive director of Minnesota Association of School Administrators, 60-70 superintendent positions and quite a few central office administration positions will become available this year.

This is an excellent time to pursue your superintendent’s license. Not only is there a growing need for school superintendents, but many of courses that are required to qualify you for licensure are available summer 2008. Two key courses—Leading School Finance Elections and Leaders in the Superintendency and Central Office—are only offered in the summer.

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