Master of Arts in Education:

Professional Development Specialization

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Professional Development

Total semester hours: PK-12 Focus 30
Community College Focus 33

Through the Professional Development specialization, teachers in K-12 settings as well as teachers in technical and community colleges develop their knowledge and skills to more effectively meet the needs of learners. These candidates can choose from a variety of electives offered in the Master of Arts program and/or submit proposals for self-designed courses, in order to pursue professional development options tailored to their specific classroom and/or subject area needs and interests. Through the independent study option, students can focus as many as 18 semester hours of electives on a specific content area. Students in this specialization work closely with their advisor to determine an appropriate course plan.

For information about application to the Urban Education Fellows Program, a joint project of Alverno College and Mount Mary College, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at Alverno College, P.O. Box 343922, Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922; Phone: 414-382-6045.

To request an information packet and application form e-mail Admissions. Questions? Contact Mary Claire Jones, Graduate Admissions Office, at 414-382-6106, toll free at 800-933-3401, or e-mail:


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