The M.A. in Lasallian Studies is a 32-credit 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.
This program 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 completing integration papers to qualify for academic credit. Additionally, students may select from a variety of electives offered at SMU: Pastoral Ministries, Canon Law, Education, Lasallian Accompaniment and Lasallian Studies. A required annual community-building event may include on-line group discussions; the Huether Lasallian Conference or Minnesota campus gatherings.
Symposium on Lasallian Research - Learn more about Lasallian research and get involved in the Lasallian community at our symposium on October 28-30, 2012.
|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.