This page contains past and present messages from Dr. John Meyer, MLC's Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.
One word describes Martin Luther College master’s degree students – leaders. They embody the kind of servant-leadership that Jesus modeled and encouraged (see Matthew 20: 25-28). MLC graduate students serve as leaders by modeling professionalism, by serving their students through continual growth, and by inspiring others to do the same. As I talk with MLC graduate students, they describe how they model, serve, and inspire.
Quality is important to Martin Luther College graduate students. They are busy teachers who work hard for the Lord and for their students. They need their graduate studies to provide maximum ministry benefit. At MLC teachers find the quality they need in graduate studies. Read what our 2012 master’s graduates say about MLC's quality.
The quality of an education hinges upon the strength of its faculty. In their first semester end-of-course surveys, graduate students revealed that they consider their instructors to be a strength of MLC’s graduate program. Graduate students overwhelmingly rated their instructors as knowledgeable, responsive, and able to provide valuable feedback and advice. One reason MLC graduate faculty can provide insight is that they know both their content and the context of Lutheran schools.
Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, once said, “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” Martin Luther College’s mission is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the WELS. With single-minded devotion, the MLC master’s program carries out that mission.
Graduation day at MLC has always been special. On that day God’s faithfulness is celebrated because he supplies workers for the harvest. Traditionally, those gathered praise God for moving hearts to respond to his call into ministry. Beginning in 2008 with the first MS Ed graduates, the day is also a celebration of God’s ongoing blessings to his church through veteran teachers. Here are some of the reasons we praise God for MS Ed graduates.
MLC Professor Jeffrey Wiechman has been added to the graduate faculty. On May 16 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with an EdD in Educational Policy and Administration.
Many perceive a need for Christian leaders in churches and schools. The world views leadership as taking charge or telling others what to do. Churches and schools may be tempted to think they need that kind of a leader. But Jesus describes leadership differently.