Develop as a Lasallian Educator
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Master of Arts in Lasallian Studies program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of students participating in contemporary society as Lasallian educators and instruments for social good in a global society.
The program is applicable to professionals in all forms of Lasallian ministries and combines class-based delivery with independent study, a summative paper, and presentation. The Lasallian core of the program includes participation in various Lasallian formation activities and completion of integration papers to qualify for academic credit.
Additionally, students may select from a variety of electives offered at Saint Mary's including Pastoral Ministries, Canon Law, Education, Lasallian Accompaniment, and Lasallian Studies. A required annual community-building event may include online group discussions, the Huether Lasallian Conference, or Minnesota campus gatherings.
From Start to Finish
- You can earn your M.A. in Lasallian Studies degree in a little more than one year.
- Cohorts begin every eight weeks.
- To apply, you'll need to submit an application, $25 application fee, résumé, brief personal statement outlining your professional and educational goals, official transcripts, and letters of reference. For more information, visit the graduate admission page.
This program is offered at our Twin Cities location.
|Lasallian Studies Courses||5 cr.|
|Required Lasallian Foundations||18 cr.|
Required Lasallian Studies Courses: 5 cr.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Lasallian studies approach. The course prepares students for graduate study by providing an overview of independent learning, emphasizing academic writing and research, structuring the process of writing integration papers, and demonstrating the use of instructional technology.
In order to provide evidence of integrated learning and achievement of the program outcomes, students write a paper that applies the program of study to their Lasallian ministry. The form of this paper is varied and may include completing a research study, an application project, and/or another form of contribution to the Lasallian scholarship. This final work is presented to a group of peers and faculty, and formal dissemination is encouraged.
Required Lasallian Foundations: 18 cr.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits in Lasallian Foundations by earning credit for foundation courses in the M.A. in Lasallian Leadership program and/or by completing independent study contracts. The independent study process involves students working with advisors to design learning activities that may include attendance at Christian Brothers Conference sponsored formation programs. The assessment of learning is accomplished through the completion of comprehensive integration papers. The Foundations credits must be from among the following areas (additional individual contractual credits may also be earned in these areas):
Historical Foundations (minimum of 4 credits)
Pedagogy (minimum of 5 credits)
Spirituality (minimum of 5 credits)
Leadership (minimum of 4 credits)
Special Topics (no minimum)
Required Elective Courses: 9 cr.
Saint Mary's University graduate courses are available in various programs such as the following:
Independent study contract may be proposed to address areas of special interest for applying Lasallian foundations. Examples of these areas are Catholic social justice, child welfare, international collaborations, and human conflicts.
This program combines two weekend residencies with independent study, a summative paper, and presentation. The residencies occur at the beginning and the end of the program to correspond with the initial course (
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Michelle Dougherty, M.A.
SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor Graduate School of Education
LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112
Campus Box: # 28