Madonna University

Introduction
  • Founded: 1937
  • Location: Livonia, Michigan
  • President: Dr. Michael Gandillio
  • Motto: Sapientia Desursum - "Wisdom from Above"
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Mascot: Crusader
  • Students: About 3,200 undergraduate | About 1,200 graduate
  • Faculty: Student-faculty ratio: 12:1

Academics

  • Associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 100 career-focused majors
  • Graduate School delivers more than 30 master's programs and one doctoral program
  • Celebrated 50 years of nursing education in 2013
  • Celebrated 40 years of business education in 2014
  • First in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies
  • Only formal University-based program for hospice and palliative studies at the bachelor’s and master's levels
  • Undergrad Tuition: $17,390 for 30 credits, room and board extra
  • Campus Locations: Livonia, MI, USA

Athletics

  • Madonna University is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Eleven varsity men’s and women’s teams
  • About 175-200 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year

Accreditation

Madonna University receives its institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States, and thereby grants membership in the Commission.

The University has designed a comprehensive assessment plan that measures and reports on student achievement as part of this process. Approval by accrediting agencies and professional organizations exist at international, national, regional and state levels. These organizations have varying cycles of review that can be anywhere from one to 10 years. The following is a list of approvals and accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation for the University as a whole: 1959, 1968, 1978, 1982 (Graduate Education) 1988, 1998, 2004 (merger with St. Mary's College), 2008

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Accreditation: 2000, 2010

  • American Bar Association (ABA): 1984, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2007

  • American Dietetic Association (ADA)

Approvals: Plan IV, 1977, 1982; Plan V, 1990, 1995

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Accreditation: 2006 (graduate and undergraduate), 2010 (graduate, undergraduate, and DNP)

  • Council on Social Work Education:

1982, 1988, 1995, 2003, 2011

  • Forensic Sciences Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC):

(undergraduate), 2014

  • Michigan Board of Education

Approval of four-year degrees: 1947

  • Michigan Board of Nursing:

1967

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education:

1972, 1981, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2009

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC):

1970, 1978, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1999

Note: Accreditation materials are available for review in the Madonna University Library.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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M.S.B.A. Executive Leadership Studies

Online Full time Part time January 2017 USA Livonia

The Master of Science in Business Administration: Executive Leadership is a fully on-line program that offers a planned program of educational experiences for the graduate interested in advancing knowledge and competency in business. [+]

The Master of Science in Business Administration: Executive Leadership is a fully on-line program that offers a planned program of educational experiences for the graduate interested in advancing knowledge and competency in business. Program Outcomes: At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to: gain the disciplinary knowledge and competencies of business, in general, and of their particular program of study. apply ethical reasoning to managerial decision-making and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). deploy quantitative and qualitative tools for effective decision-making. communicate effectively in written and oral formats. harness leadership skills which are applicable to contemporary business situations and environments. Admission Requirements Admission to the MSBA program with a specialty in Leadership Studies is determined on the basis of the following criteria: 1. Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. An average below 3.5 will be re -viewed for conditional admission with completion of the GMAT. 2. Supervisory or leadership experience of at least 7-10 years. International students unable to pursue full-time employment in the United States while completing a graduate degree may be admitted to the program if the student has prior substantive full-time managerial work experience. The work experience record will be reviewed by the School of Business Admissions Committee. 3. Two letters of recommendation from current or previous supervisors. 4. Current résumé and personal statement of goals for graduate education in executive leadership. 5. Admission interview with a member of the School of Business curriculum committee (in-person/virtual) for domestic applicants. International students unable to visit the campus for an interview will submit an autobiographical essay focusing on the questions in the application packet. 6. Non-refundable cash deposit equal to 1.5 s.h. of tuition to secure placement in a cohort; deposit will be applied to tuition. Transfer Credits Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (35 s.h.) - Prerequisites (9 s.h.) These courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalents have been completed. - Core Course (21 s.h.) - Leadership Specialty (9 s.h.) - Capstone Research (5 s.h.) [-]

M.S. Educational Leadership

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings, who will not only be effective administrators but also visionary educators and instructional leaders. The program promotes a collaborative approach to leadership that empowers stakeholders to attain individual and institutional goals. [+]

Madonna University offers a program leading to the master's degree in Educational Leadership, designed for part-time students with a full-time work commitment. The program follows national and State leadership standards. Upon program completion, students are eligible for administrator certification in Michigan. The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings, who will not only be effective administrators but also visionary educators and instructional leaders. The program promotes a collaborative approach to leadership that empowers stakeholders to attain individual and institutional goals. Program Outcomes Students who complete the graduate program in educational leadership will be able to demonstrate the following competencies, which are aligned with the Michigan Standards for Principal Preparation and the national Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards: Facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. Advocate, nurture, and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. Ensure management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. Collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources. Act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical matter. Understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.. Apply technology to advance student achievement. Admission Requirements Admission to the M.S. program in Educational Leadership is determined on the basis of the following criteria: Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisor or professional associates. Individuals without a valid teaching certificate will be reviewed on an individual basis. Prior or concurrent teaching experience. Admission interview with the Director of the Educational Leadership program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements 30 s.h. of course work, including: - Required Educational Foundation Core (6 s.h.) - Required Leadership and Supervision Courses (13 s.h.) - Required Program and Staff Development (7 s.h.) - Required Clinical Experience (4 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.S. Humane Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The <strong>Master of Science program in Humane Studies</strong> prepares leaders, consultants, and educators for newly-emerging positions in the cutting-edge field of humane studies, while drawing on the rich Franciscan tradition of Madonna University and the idea of the interconnectedness of social justice, sustainability, and animal protection. [+]

The Master of Science program in Humane Studies prepares leaders, consultants, and educators for newly-emerging positions in the cutting-edge field of humane studies, while drawing on the rich Franciscan tradition of Madonna University and the idea of the interconnectedness of social justice, sustainability, and animal protection. It is designed for those who wish to work in a variety of professional settings (non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, churches, and educational institutions) geared toward developing practical solutions to current challenges affecting the well-being of people, the environment, and animals. Madonna University is only the second university in North America to offer a graduate program of this kind. The program can be completed on-line. Program Outcomes Students completing the curriculum and requirements for the Master of Science program in Humane Studies at Madonna University will be able to: analyze connections among current challenges to the well-being of people, animals, and the environment. propose workable solutions to challenges in the areas of social justice, sustainability, and animal protection. apply professional leadership skills within the field of humane studies. use effective communicative and pedagogical skills applicable to professional roles in the field of humane studies. apply professional skills to solve real-life problems in the areas of social justice, sustainability, and animal protection. evaluate the effectiveness of solutions to problems proposed in humane studies. Admission Requirements Admission to the Master of Science in Humane Studies is determined on the basis of the following criteria: Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (an average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission). Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisor or professional associates. Admission interview with the Director of the Humane Studies program. For non-native speakers of English: 1. A bachelor degree from an accredited institution, or its foreign equivalent as evaluated by World Education Services. 2. Acceptable English test scores*: - Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum score of 80; or - TOEFL score of 550 or higher accompanied by a TWE score of 5 or higher; or - MELAB score of 77 or higher on all parts; or - IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Those candidates who do not meet the proficiency test criteria, but otherwise show potential, may be admitted conditionally to the program. 3. Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisor or professional associates. 4. Admission interview with the Director of the Humane Studies program. *This requirement is waived for applicants from countries in which English is the native language (including Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand), or who have graduated from an American university. Program Requirements (32 s.h.) The program consists of 32 semester hours, which include either the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate (9 s.h.) or the Animal Cruelty Investigation Certificate (12 s.h.), and either an internship focused on developing professional skills or a research course for those interested in further academic work. Courses are offered in an on-line format periodically. - Humane Studies Core (17 s.h.) - Leadership Core (Non-Profit Leadership Certificate) (9 s.h.) - Criminal Justice Core (9 s.h.) (This core in conjunction with HUM 5110 constitutes the Animal Cruelty Investigation Certificate) - Electives (3 s.h.) - Capstone Experience (3 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

Master in Catholic School Leadership

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

Master in Catholic School Leadership - Recognizing the need for Catholic school administrators to be prepared not only as curriculum, personnel, and financial leaders but also as leaders in the religious education ministry, Madonna University has joined with the Archdiocese of Detroit Office for Catholic Schools and Sacred Heart Major Seminary to offer a 33-semester hour graduate program leading to the masters degree in Catholic School Leadership. [+]

Recognizing the need for Catholic school administrators to be prepared not only as curriculum, personnel, and financial leaders but also as leaders in the religious education ministry, Madonna University has joined with the Archdiocese of Detroit Office for Catholic Schools and Sacred Heart Major Seminary to offer a 33-semester hour graduate program leading to the masters degree (M.S) in Catholic School Leadership. Following the guidelines for administrator certification, this inter-disciplinary program is designed for pursuit by part-time students with a full-time work commitment. Program Outcomes The underlying goal of this program is to prepare educational leaders who can: - develop and deliver appropriate curricula sensitive to cultural and environmental differences and implement effective instructional delivery systems that make efficient use of time, staff, technologies, community resources, and budgets. - create staff development programs and evaluation systems to enhance the effectiveness of school personnel in their service of Catholic education. - manage school operations and facilities to maximize student learning. - implement effective financial management strategies to maximize resources. - utilize significant professional research in problem solving and planning. Admission Requirements Admission to the M.S. program in Catholic School Leadership is determined on the basis of the following criteria: Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) Two letters of recommendation from current supervisor or professional persons. Valid Michigan teaching certificate, current or expired. Individuals without a valid teaching certificate will be reviewed on an individual basis. Prior or concurrent teaching experience. Admission interview with Program Director. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements 33 s.h. of course work, including: - Required Educational Foundation Core (3 s.h.) - Required Leadership and Supervision (8 s.h.) - Required Program and Staff Development (7 s.h.) - Required Catholic School Leadership (11 s.h.) - Required Clinical Experience (4 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

Master of Science in Business Administration: Management Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.) in Management Studies offers a planned program of educational experience for the graduate interested in advancing knowledge and competency in managerial roles. [+]

The Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.) in Management Studies offers a planned program of educational experience for the graduate interested in advancing knowledge and competency in managerial roles. Five specialty concentrations are offered, these include: Criminal Justice Leadership, Emergency Management Leadership, Hospitality and Tourism management; International Business; and Leadership studies. Program Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to: gain the disciplinary knowledge and competencies of business, in general, and of their particular program of study. apply ethical reasoning to managerial decision-making and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) deploy quantitative and qualitative tools for effective decision-making. communicate effectively in written and oral formats. harness leadership skills which are applicable to contemporary business situations and environments. Admission Requirements Admission to the M.S.B.A. program in Management Studies is determined on the basis of the following criteria: Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average below 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) Two letters of recommendation from current employer or professional associates familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance. Full-time employment or substantiated prior full-time work experience. International students unable to pursue fulltime employment in the United States while completing a graduate degree may be admitted to the program if the student has prior substantive full-time work experience. The work experience record will be reviewed by the School of Business Admission Committee. Current résumé. Statement of goals for graduate study in management studies and in specialty. Admission interview with the MSBA program director/specialty concentration faculty advisor. International students unable to visit the campus for an interview will submit an autobiographical essay focusing on the questions in the application packet. Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty: 1. Employment in the criminal justice field or a bachelor degree in criminal justice. 2. An interview with the Criminal Justice Department Chair. Emergency Management Leadership Specialty: 1. Full-time employment or substantiated prior full-time work experience in the emergency management field or a bachelor degree in emergency management from an accredited institution. 2. Portfolio interview with the Director of the Emergency Management Program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (39-40 sh) Prerequisties (9 sh) Courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalents have been completed. Prerequisite to Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty courses: Criminal Justice Major + 3 sh. Prerequisites to Emergency Management Leadership Specialty courses: 6 sh - Foundation Courses (10 sh) - Core Courses (15 sh) - Specialty Courses (9-10 sh) - Capstone Sequence (5 sh) Five specialties to choose from: Criminal Justice Leadership Emergency Management Leadership Hospitality and Tourism management International Business; and Leadership Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

MA

M.A. Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The <strong>Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education</strong> is designed to teach classroom teachers the distinctive aspects of teaching and learning for children ages 0-8 years. This program with its prerequisites meets the State's requirements for the Early Childhood ZS Endorsement. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education is designed to teach classroom teachers the distinctive aspects of teaching and learning for children ages 0-8 years. This program with its prerequisites meets the State's requirements for the Early Childhood ZS Endorsement. The MAT in Early Childhood Education meets standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality. This degree emphasizes best practice in teaching and offers an innovative curriculum structured to serve the needs of busy professionals. Program Outcomes At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to: create healthy, respectful, and supportive learning environments for young children that reflect an understanding of multiple and interrelated influences on learning, typical and atypical child development, and that are aligned with the Michigan State Board of Education’s Universal Education Vision and Principles. engage in respectful, reciprocal relationships with families in order to involve them in their children’s development and learning. articulate an understanding of the complex characteristics of families and communities as reflected in the Michigan State Board of Education Universal Education Vision and Principles. conduct themselves as ethical, reflective practitioners in the field of Early Childhood Education. integrate disciplinary knowledge with developmentally appropriate practice to design learning experiences that include educational technology and positive behavior supports in early childhood education settings. assess effectively and responsibly in early childhood education settings using valid instruments, systematic observation, and professional documentation. advocate for young children and families by adopting an evidence-based and collaborative approach founded on high-quality relationships with families and colleagues. Admission Requirements Admission to the MAT program in Early Childhood Education is determined on the basis of the following criteria: 1. Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) 2. Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisors or professional associates. 3. Applicants wishing the ZS endorsement must hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate with elementary-level endorsement, current or expired. An expired certificate must be renewed to be endorsed. 4. Prior or concurrent teaching experience. 5. Admission interview with the Director of the Early Childhood program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (31 s.h.) Education Foundation Core (6 s.h.) Teaching and Learning Concentration (8 s.h.) Advanced Early Childhood Core (16 s.h.) Capstone (1 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. Educational Technology

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Arts in Teaching with educational technology endorsement is focused on overall best practice in teaching together with specialized course work in technology applications to teaching and learning. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching with educational technology endorsement is focused on overall best practice in teaching together with specialized course work in technology applications to teaching and learning. The NP endorsement provides teachers with opportunities to mentor other teachers and affords opportunities for leadership by example. The endorsement is intended to encourage the development of Information Age learning practices and techniques throughout the diverse learning communities of Michigan. The program will enable students to use information technology to collaborate with other professionals to access professional development resources and assess the efficacy of different media for instructional purposes. Program Outcomes At conclusion of the program, students will be able to: understand how students develop and learn, incorporating the prevailing theories of cognition, motivation, and intelligence. use a variety of methods, materials, and strategies in core instruction that are appropriate to the diverse abilities and backgrounds of students. use and transfer technological knowledge and skills for life roles. use technologies to input, retrieve, organize, manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information. apply appropriate technologies to critical thinking, creative expression, and decision-making skills. employ a systematic approach to technological solutions by using resources and processes to create, maintain, and improve products, systems, and environments. apply ethical and legal standards in planning, using, and evaluating technology Admission Requirements Applicants are not required to be advanced users of educational technology media or possess high-level computer skills. Admission to the MAT in Educational Technology is determined on the basis of the following criteria: 1. Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) 2. Two letters of recommendation from current supervisor or professional persons. 3. For Michigan teachers – a Valid Michigan teaching certificate, current or expired. An expired teaching certificate must be renewed to be endorsed. For endorsement in other states – please check your state teacher endorsement requirements. 4. Prior or concurrent teaching experience. 5. Admission interview with the Director of the Educational Technology Program. If you are not a trained teacher, but interested in on-line teaching, please check our Online Teaching and eLearning program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (30 s.h.) Education Foundation Core (6 s.h.) Teaching and Learning Core (3 s.h.) Educational Technology Endorsement Concentration (21 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Arts program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare students to be administrative professionals at colleges and universities, qualified to work in support and administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, or in the functional service areas of an institution. [+]

The Master of Arts program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare students to be administrative professionals at colleges and universities, qualified to work in support and administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, or in the functional service areas of an institution. The HESA program integrates theory and practice and is intended to provide students with a foundation in the literature, skills, and the habits of scholarship related to: the development of contemporary college students; how administration and leadership can create effective academic and student service environments; how student learning can be enhanced inside and outside of the classroom; and how all these understandings can be applied to the design of educational practice. The degree can be made applicable to many positions of leadership at higher education institutions through the types of experiences and practica undertaken during the program. Program Outcomes At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to: - exhibit habits of mind as a proficient consumer of research regarding higher education. - conduct evaluations and assessments of programs and initiatives. - demonstrate proficiency with skills for management of functional units of higher education institutions. - display facility with student and adult development theories and techniques for practical application. - employ knowledge of the structure, administration, and environment of higher education institutions. - present leadership skills and experience with personal and group facilitation/ intervention. - apply perspectives involving multiculturalism and other forms of diversity. - commit to social justice outcomes for individuals and groups. - demonstrate integrity and the ethics and values of the profession. - facilitate intrapersonal development and interpersonal competence. Admission Requirements Admission to the HESA M.A. program is determined on the basis of the following criteria: Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) Two letters of recommendation from a current supervisor or academic/professional associates. Admission interview with the Director of the HESA program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (36 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. History

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

In line with the Madonna University mission, the <strong>Master of Arts program in history</strong> is founded on intellectual inquiry and is intended to promote the professional, career, and personal goals of students, with a respect for diversity. Collectively, our program reflects our commitment to enhance historical understanding by strengthening the ability of graduate students to analyze and interpret the past. [+]

In line with the Madonna University mission, the Master of Arts program in history is founded on intellectual inquiry and is intended to promote the professional, career, and personal goals of students, with a respect for diversity. Collectively, our program reflects our commitment to enhance historical understanding by strengthening the ability of graduate students to analyze and interpret the past. Focused on United States history, with a balanced approach that meets the education professional’s need to study a variety of historical topics and time periods, while at the same time deepening understanding of how history works as a discipline on the higher levels. A carefully designed set of courses that give breadth to your degree by study of Europe and the World in a way that specially complements American history. Attention to both diversity and core traditions of world cultures, including the United States. Emphasis on information literacy; i.e., the ability to find, assess, and use scholarly sources available through modern libraries and professional library faculty. Students engage in original historical research by working on a variety of papers through their classes, and assembling a portfolio of research work accomplished. A master’s thesis is not required. Most courses offered in a "hybrid" in-class/online format that allows a student to finish in two years while typically coming to campus only one night a week. (This assumes you will take two courses per semester.) Our program takes student advising and personal attention to students very seriously. The program faculty are committed to excellence in advising, and will help you craft your graduate work in a way that is both welcoming and professional. Program Outcomes Students completing the curriculum and requirements for the Master of Arts degree in History at Madonna University will be able to: 1. explain the content boundaries, methodology, epistemology, and teleology of the discipline of history. 2. explain the continuities and changes that characterize defined periods of United States and global history. 3. explain the causes and effects of selected pivotal events in United States and global history. 4. assess the impact of selected individuals and communities upon their own and subsequent history. 5. interpret, assess, and use professional journal articles, monographs, and primary sources related to the discipline of history. 6. assess scholarly works related to major themes in United States and global history and explain their historiographical context. 7. create historical scholarship and present this scholarship professionally in a variety of modes. Admission Requirements Admission to the program is determined on the basis of the following criteria: 1. A bachelor degree from an accredited institution, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (an average of 2.75 to 2.99 will be reviewed for conditional admis-sion); 2. At least 20 semester hours in history from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in history (an average of 2.75 to 2.99 will be reviewed for conditional admission); 3. Letters of recommendation from two previous academic professors; 4. An interview with a History Department faculty member; 5. A writing sample. Program Requirements (30 s.h.) - Introductory Colloquium (3 s.h.) - United States Readings (15 s.h.) - European and Area Studies Readings (9 s.h.) - Capstone Colloquium (3 s.h.) Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit, with departmental approval. Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. Liberal Studies and Leadership

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Leadership (MA-LSL) focuses on a vision of leadership informed by ethical decision making, a sense of social responsibility, and a concept of human behavior as understood and analyzed by some of the great thinkers of the past and present. [+]

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Leadership (MA-LSL) focuses on a vision of leadership informed by ethical decision making, a sense of social responsibility, and a concept of human behavior as understood and analyzed by some of the great thinkers of the past and present. In a complex world, effective leaders respond with knowledge and skills that include interdisciplinary problem solving, critical analysis, and clear communication. The MA-LSL program prepares students to adapt to complex and evolving organizations (workplaces, communities, nonprofit organizations) and to be effective, ethical participants in wider communities and societies. A unique feature of the program is the students’ ability to develop a personalized area of focus, either disciplinary or thematic. The MA-LSL program is designed for individuals who have a strong desire to actively pursue intellectual development for personal and professional application. The MA-LSL program at Madonna University employs an interdisciplinary perspective to leadership in personal, ethical, humane, and organizational contexts. Program Outcomes The MA-LSL program develops graduates who are able to: perform diverse leadership roles within complex organizations. analyze the ethical dimensions of individual and collective behavior. evaluate social, ethical, and human problems utilizing interdiscipli¬nary approaches in order to function effectively as agents of change. communicate effectively in writing and speaking in leadership contexts. integrate a personal philosophy of leadership into their professional roles. Admission Requirements Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) Two letters of recommendation from current employers, supervisors, or professors, familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance. A Statement of Purpose outlining one’s goals in enrolling in the MA-LSL program.* A writing sample (academic or professional).* An interview with the Liberal Studies Director. Official transcripts sent directly to the Graduate School from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. *Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the Liberal Studies Director before submitting 3 and 4. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with department approval. Program Requirements - Liberal Studies Core (10 s.h.) - Leadership Core (6 s.h.) - Interdisciplinary Studies (3 s.h.) - Individualized Theme (9 s.h.) - Capstone (2 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. Teaching and eLearning

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

Designed for P-12 educators, corporate trainers, and higher education instructors, Madonna University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Online Teaching and eLearning degree will aid you in gaining a deeper knowledge of learning technologies while enhancing your online teaching pedagogy. [+]

Designed for P-12 educators, corporate trainers, and higher education instructors, Madonna University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Online Teaching and eLearning degree will aid you in gaining a deeper knowledge of learning technologies while enhancing your online teaching pedagogy. Program Outcomes At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to: explain how students develop and learn, incorporating the prevailing theories of cognition, motivation, and intelligence. use of variety of methods, materials, and strategies in core instruction that are appropriate to the diverse abilities and backgrounds of students. use instructional media and technologies to input, retrieve, organize, manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information. apply appropriate technologies to critical thinking, creative expression, and decision-making skills. employ a systematic approach to technological solutions by using resources and processes to create, maintain, and improve products, systems, and environments. apply ethical and legal standards in planning, using, and evaluating technology. Admission Requirements Applicants are not required to be advanced users of educational technology media or possess high-level computer skills. Admission to the MAT: Online Teaching and eLearning is determined on the basis of the following criteria: 1. Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.) 2. Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisors or professional associates. 3. Prior or concurrent teaching experience. (P-12, higher education, or corporate training and development). 4. Admission interview with the Director of the Online Teaching and eLearning program. Transfer Students Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval. Program Requirements (30 s.h.) Education Foundation Core (6 s.h.) Teaching and Learning Core: (6 s.h.) Online Instruction Concentration (15 s.h.) Practicum (3 s.h.) Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

M.A. TESOL

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Livonia

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) is a graduate program designed to educate and train teachers of English as a second or foreign language. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) is a graduate program designed to educate and train teachers of English as a second or foreign language. The program offers sound foundations in theoretical and applied linguistics as well as in educational theory and practice. It exposes students to a wide array of pedagogical methods used in second or foreign language teaching, testing, and assessment. The program also provides students with an opportunity to practice their knowledge in classroom settings during a practicum. The cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, testing, and assessment are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Program Outcomes Students who complete the program are able to: apply knowledge of language systems and their interrelatedness to analyze language functioning, learning, and teaching. apply knowledge of biological, cognitive, and societal factors in language functioning to language learning and teaching. synthesize knowledge of prominent theories of second or foreign language acquisition and apply it to pedagogical practices. synthesize knowledge of prominent educational theories and relate it to English as a second language classroom practices. evaluate current research findings in the field and implement them in pedagogical practices. utilize various pedagogical methods of teaching English oral, listening, reading, and writing skills to English language learners. implement various assessment methods used in the English as a Second language classroom. • demonstrate knowledge of an interface between language and culture, and implement it in pedagogical practice. • apply knowledge of ethical considerations in pedagogical practices to a given cultural context. Admission Requirements Upon arrival on campus, non-native speakers of English who have not provided the English proficiency information listed at right will take Madonna University’s English Placement Test. Some students may be required to take one or more ESL courses prior to or simultaneously with the content courses. For native speakers of English: Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution, or its foreign equivalent, as evaluated by World Education Services. Experience in learning a second language and culture (e.g., college-level coursework, studies abroad, Peace Corps service, and/or other appropriate experiences). G.P.A. of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (G.P.A. of 2.75 for a conditional admission). Two completed letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with a candidate’s academic and/or teaching abilities. An interview with the MATESOL Director to discuss a candidate’s relevant past experiences and future professional goals. For non-native speakers of English: 1. A bachelor degree from an accredited institution, or its foreign equivalent as evaluated by World Education Services. 2. Acceptable test scores: - Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum score of 80; or - TOEFL paper-and-pencil test score of 550 or higher and TWE score of 5 or higher; or - MELAB score of 77 or higher on all parts; or - IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. NOTE: The requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States. Those candidates who do not meet the proficiency test criteria, but otherwise show potential, may be admitted conditionally to the program. 3. Two letters of recommendation forms from professionals familiar with a candi-date’s academic and/or teaching abilities. 4. An interview with the MATESOL Admission Board to discuss a candidate’s relevant past and future professional goals. Those international candidates who are unable to attend an interview are required to send a résumé and a statement of purpose describing their relevant past experiences and future professional goals. Program Requirements (32-33 s.h.) The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages consists of thirteen (13) required courses that total 32-33 semester hours. The courses fall into two (2) broad categories: theoretical foundations and pedagogical methods. The Madonna MATESOL program distinguishes itself from other similar programs by its small size classes, personal attention given to students, graduate ESL endorsement, and the emphasis on literacy acquisition in English as a second language. Students who are specifically interested in the pedagogy of reading and writing may supplement their regular course work with electives available in the Master of Arts in Teaching program in literacy education. Application Deadline: August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester) December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester) April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester) [-]

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