News & Notes
Registration is Open for the Summer 2014 Semester!
Those planning to graduate on May 17 must submit their application for graduation by April 1. Graduates receiving their master’s and bachelor’s degrees participate in the same ceremony, but graduate students wear their master’s hoods and sit together. They “walk the stage” after the undergraduates receive their degree. Following the service, master’s graduates, their families, and graduate faculty members enjoy fellowship at a special reception in the library.
In response to recent requests, MLC is developing new programs to target specific ministry needs: a Master of Science in Educational Administration for principals and early childhood directors, a Master of Theology for teachers and staff ministers, and a state licensure option in learning disabilities.
May 17 is graduation at Martin Luther College, and we hope every graduate faculty member can attend.
The graduate program is designed specifically for WELS teachers, the program is practical for ministry, flexible, convenient, and affordable.
In recent months, several MLC graduate students have had articles published in the MLC blog "Issues in Lutheran Education." As Lutheran school leaders, they stimulate professional conversation among peers on topics such as student retention, special education, and flipped classrooms. The blog has about 500 followers and has been viewed nearly 20,000 times since its introduction one year ago.
MLC has recently approved several of its master’s program alumni as adjuncts for continuing education courses. These graduates display leadership in ministry, in scholarship, and in teaching ability. MLC has tapped these alumni to help other WELS teachers to grow in ministry.
Graduate professor, Dr. Jeff Wiechman, recently accepted the appointment as the next MLC vice president for academics. Dr. Wiechman replaces Dr. David Wendler, who will retire at the end of June 2014.