Letter from the Graduate Director
Education is once again in the limelight. Calls for choice, accountability, standards, and high quality teachers echo throughout Indiana and the nation. The resulting chorus rings of crisis in our classrooms, schools, the profession as a whole, and the need for change. Educational reform is deemed necessary to assure that we "leave no child behind."
The goal of ensuring that all children achieve is one that should motivate and drive every teacher, administrator, and community member. However, attaining that goal is far more complex than the media and think-tank utopias suggest. The challenges and obstacles facing schools and their communities are complex, multifaceted, and deeply rooted in the system. We need teachers and administrators who understand that the question is not, "Why do we need standards?", but rather, "How do we translate the standards into practice and build school cultures that embody and reflect our professional wisdom that will enable us to ensure that all children achieve?" Embracing that question and moving toward the goal requires teacher and leaders who are advocates for every learner.
The Graduate Teacher Licenses and Certification Programs at the University of Indianapolis are designed to further your professional development as this kind of educator. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you become more effective in your daily work with students, to maximize your potential, and to prepare you to take on leadership roles. To that end, personalized attention, small interactive classes, and flexible programming are the rule rather than the exception. At the University of Indianapolis, we will treat you as an individual, not as a number.
We are confident that you will find your master's work here both personally and professionally rewarding. Please know that you have the best wishes of the faculty for success in achieving your educational goals. Welcome to the University of Indianapolis. We look forward to working with you.
John W. Somers, Ed.D.
Director, Graduate Education Programs
The Curriculum and Instruction Program is only accepting applications for Mild Intervention and Technology Certificate at this time. Please contact Krystel Stewart for questions.
UIndy now offers a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Dual Credit English for Summer 2011! More info