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Marquette University


Contact Information:
Marquette School of Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: (414) 288-7375
Fax: (414) 288-3945
Toll Free to the Graduate School: (800) 793-6450
E-mail: heidi.schweizer@marquette.edu
Web site: http://www.marquette.edu/online/
Apply Online: http://www.grad.mu.edu/apply.html

Online degree programs:
Master's of Arts in Instructional Leadership
Accelerated Secondary Teacher Certification
Continuing Certification Professional Development Courses

Accreditation:
The North Central Association (NCA)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Admission Requirements:
Master's of Arts in Instructional Leadership
  • An application and application fee
  • Transcripts from previously attended schools
  • GRE (General Test only) or MAT scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing samples and/or statements of purpose, with academic goals
  • TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency (for international applicants only)
The Graduate School and the School of Education reviews each applicant's materials to determine admission on an individual basis.

Accelerated Secondary Teacher Certification
  • Earned Bachelors degree with a content major in a teachable area
  • An application and application fee
  • Transcripts from previously attended schools
  • Praxis I and Praxis II tests
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing samples and/or statements of purpose, with academic goals
  • TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency (for international applicants only)
Certification students can earn a Master's in Instructional Leadership with an additional 15 units of coursework. The Graduate School and the School of Education reviews each applicant-s materials to determine admission on an individual basis.

Continuing Certification Professional Development Courses
Professional Development courses may be taken outside of degree programs by applying for temporary student status, which requires the submission of an application and application fee.

Tuition Costs:
$470.00 per credit

Learning Environment for students:
Marquette's courses and programs are designed in the Jesuit spirit of Ignatius of Loyola who viewed educators as intellectual, moral and spiritual leaders guided by ethics of care and social justice. Marquette's online courses, secondary certification program, and Master's in Instructional Leadership place special emphasis on developing instructional leaders working within schools, organizations and communities. They are designed for teachers in K-12 schools, technical and vocational schools, continuing education and professional development programs, business, and industry.

Marquette's online students are part of a community of Internet-connected learners working toward a common goal. Students interact with instructors and classmates, sharing ideas and collaborating on class projects. Because class discussions are asynchronous, students participate at their convenience. Students choose when to study, and turn in their assignments electronically.

To get started, all you need is a computer with a Pentium processor or a Power PC and a current Web browser.

Marquette's online courses, secondary certification program, and Master's of Arts in Instructional Leadership feature:
  • Practice-centered curriculum
  • Emphasis on use of new technologies for instruction and assessment
  • Emphasis on collaborative, performance-based learning
  • Focus on teacher as leader, change agent, and critical inquirer
  • Online electives in Instructional Technology and Literacy
  • Additional elective opportunities in Marquette's many colleges and professional schools
In short, we design our online programs and courses with you in mind. This program combines the Marquette University tradition of academic excellence with the flexibility and convenience of Web-based learning.

Relevant Info on Faculty:
Marquette's School of Education has a nationally recognized faculty and a commitment to extending the quality of our campus-based courses and instruction to the online environment. In addition to conducting ongoing work in scholarship and research, our faculty works actively to advance their courses and instruction to reflect "best practices" in online education. Along with their attention to course development and pedagogy, our faculty embraces the Jesuit tradition of "cura personalis" (care for the whole person), and a commitment to every student.

Accomplishments/Recognition:
Since 1881, Marquette University has been known for its commitment to educational excellence in the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition, educating people to be leaders in their professional lives, their communities and in society for more than 120 years. Since the first graduating class of five was awarded Bachelor of Arts degrees in the 1880s, Marquette has grown into a modern coed campus serving more than 11,000 students and delivering nationally admired undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's Catholic, Jesuit tradition is reflected in these outstanding academic opportunities as well as in the university's active and committed partnership with the surrounding community. A Marquette education aims not only for the mind, but also the heart and soul. The experience is more than an acquisition of knowledge; it's a transformational education that challenges you to develop the goals and values that will shape the rest of your life.