In June, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota hosted the inaugural Summer Institute for students in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program.
The event was held on June 25 and 26 at the Twin Cities Campus, and featured speakers and formation activities aimed to equip participants to become leaders of character and lead schools of character. The event had about 70 people in attendance.
The event was held as Saint Mary’s is enhancing the curriculum of the Ed.S. program with an emphasis on character, virtue, and ethics.
Students in the Ed.S. program spoke highly of their experience at the inaugural Summer Institute, which they say was both professionally and personally rewarding.
“Attending the Summer Institute not only provided a wonderful opportunity to connect in-person with my colleagues in the program, it also challenged me as a leader to redefine character education for myself and my school,” said Taylor Rub, a student in the Ed.S. program who currently serves as the director of curriculum and assessment at Hiawatha Academies.