Saint Mary’s Rochester Center to host information session June 25

Saint Mary’s Rochester Center to host information session June 25

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host an information session from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at its Rochester Center. All are invited to attend the event but especially individuals who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree completion or advanced degrees offered in Rochester. To register, click here. Programs currently offered at the Rochester Center include: Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Police Science B.S. in Psychology M.A. in Counseling & Psychological Services M.A. in Educational Leadership M.A. in Health & Human Services Administration M.A. in Human Development M.A. in Literacy Education M.A. in Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning M.S. in Project Management Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate: K-12 Reading Teacher Ed.S. in Educational Administration (Director of Special Education, K-12 Principal, Superintendent) Ed.D. in Leadership Located in the Heintz Center, 1926 College View Road E, the Rochester Center was established in 1985. A partnership between Saint Mary’s and Rochester Community and Technical College enables simple transfer of credits for students who have prior education and want to complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information on the open house or courses offered in Rochester, call 507-285-1410, email rochcenter@smumn.edu or visit smumn.edu/rochester. About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world...
Rochester Center closed Monday, Jan. 27

Rochester Center closed Monday, Jan. 27

The Rochester Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 as the University Center Rochester (UCR) campus has closed due to the weather. Therefore, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota may not hold classes at the RCTC/Heintz Center in Rochester on Monday and the offices there will also be closed. Saint Mary’s University and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis, will remain open at its other locations. Students are advised to please check their email before driving to class should anything change for specific class sessions. When traveling to and from class, students and faculty are advised to please take necessary safety precautions. Severe weather emergency closure information for Saint Mary’s University students attending classes through the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs is online at...
Rochester Center closed Jan. 6

Rochester Center closed Jan. 6

The Rochester Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 as the University Center Rochester (UCR) campus is closed due to the cold temperatures. Therefore, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota classes are canceled at the RCTC/Heintz Center in Rochester on Monday and the offices there will also be closed. The UCR President has closed its campus from 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. At this time, Saint Mary’s University plans to remain open at its other locations on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Students are advised to please check their email before driving to class should anything change for specific class sessions. When traveling to and from class, students and faculty are advised to please take necessary safety precautions. Severe weather emergency closure information for Saint Mary’s University students attending classes through the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs is online at www.smumn.edu/graduate-home/about-smu/student-services/safety-security/severe-weather-information. Classes for undergraduates attending Saint Mary’s University residential campus in Winona begin Jan. 13,...
Open House held in Rochester

Open House held in Rochester

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has offered graduate and professional programs in Rochester for nearly 30 years. All were invited to learn more about the programs for adults in the Rochester area at an Open House Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the university’s Rochester Center in RCTC’s Heintz Center at 1926 Collegeview Dr. S.E. Today individuals in Rochester and the surrounding area can choose from a variety of Saint Mary’s University programs — all designed for the working adult in mind. The list of Saint Mary’s University programs, offered at the Heintz Center, is as follows: Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Police Science (coming soon) B.S. in Psychology Graduate Certificate in Project Management Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language M.A. in Counseling & Psychological Services M.A. in Education M.A. in Educational Leadership M.A. in Health & Human Services Administration M.A. in Human Development M.A. in Management MBA (Master of Business Administration) M.S. in Project Management Ed.S. in Educational Administration Ed.D. in Leadership Saint Mary’s provides person-centered, evening, accelerated learning that is taught by caring faculty who are practitioners in their fields. Students also rave about the flexible schedule and reasonable tuition, which make it possible for them to achieve their personal and professional goals while working full time and still having time for family and friends. A partnership between Rochester Community and Technical College and Saint Mary’s also enables hassle-free credit transfers for bachelor completion program applicants. To inquire about Saint Mary’s University programs in Rochester, visit www.smumn.edu/rochester, email rochcenter@smumn.edu, or call...
New ESL graduate certificate will help prepare MN teachers

New ESL graduate certificate will help prepare MN teachers

  By Rebecca Hopkins, dean of the Graduate School of Education Some recent statistics reinforce that we have much more work to do as educators to help Minnesota students who don’t speak English as a first language. Nearly 65,000 ESL students are enrolled in Minnesota schools, representing more than 200 languages. •Students need 7-10 years to become proficient in academic English. A 2009 statistic documented Minnesota’s ESL student-to-teacher ratio as 49 to 1 compared to the national average of 19 to 1, and the ESL population in Minnesota continues to grow at a faster pace than the national average. The Teacher Supply and Demand report continues to list ESL teachers as hard-to-fill positions. ESL is listed as an area that has consistent variances and limited licensures issued. In light of statistics like that, you can see that the achievement gap crisis in Minnesota is multi-faceted. Here at the Saint Mary’s University Graduate School of Education, central to our Lasallian educational mission is the belief that all children deserve access to high-quality educational opportunities. We are taking another step forward this fall semester by starting our ESL graduate certificate. We are very excited about the curriculum’s strong, integrated emphasis on literacy education. This program has four shared courses with our K-12 Reading Teacher graduate certificate to ensure that our ESL teachers have a solid foundation of literacy acquisition on which to build their expertise in teaching English learners. In addition, our K-12 Reading Teachers also need to know how to best serve English learners. This design provides a positive mutual benefit. Our first graduate students will be from the Twin Cities and Rochester...