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Administrative Licensure Updates

Beginning in 2014, education administration programs began efforts to update language and various other changes to administrative licensure legislation.  Education interest groups and professional organizations contributed changes along the way. The revised version...

Student attends Pre-Synod gathering with Pope Francis

Sister Marie Faustina, RSM, who is currently majoring in elementary education K-6 at Saint Mary’s University, was one of only eight individuals selected to attend a Pre-Synod gathering March 19-24 in Rome with Pope Francis. Sister Marie was one of 300 young people...

Fighting sexual harassment

Dr. Susan Strauss believes educational system must step up to play a larger role The list of high-profile men — in media, in sports, in entertainment, and in politics — who are being fired due to inappropriate sexual behavior continues to grow longer. Susan Strauss...

Two degrees, one shared past

Priscilla Nava and Sarah Witt fervently cheered for each other as they crossed the Saint Mary’s University commencement stage Saturday—one obtaining her bachelor’s degree and the other earning her master’s degree. Witt, formerly Nava’s teacher at San Miguel Middle...

Toufar Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 43 semifinalists One of the 43 Semifinalists for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year is Jacob Toufar, a 2016 graduate of our M.Ed. Learning Design and Technology program. Jacob works at Shakopee East Junior...

Van Erp and Fenton Published

M.Ed. Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program director Dr. Nancy Van Erp and LDT faculty Dr. Diana Denton recently wrote two articles that were published. Try This, Not That: Make Over Your Lessons to Promote Student Understanding and Curiosity:...

Celebration of Scholarship Day

On April 27th, students across the undergraduate college will present their scholarly works to students, faculty, parents, and community members. Celebration of Scholarship Day gives departments a chance to highlight scholarship while also providing current...

Officers for the Saint Mary’s University student chapter of ASCD

Title: Bridging the Gap: Building Connections Between Novice and Veteran Teacher Leaders Stephanie Schmidt, Regina Bettag, Alex Nuy and Katie Homan served as officers for the Saint Mary’s University student chapter of ASCD from 2016-2017. During their time as...