The mission of the Program for Advanced Studies in Education (PASE) aligns with a single perspective—developing a high level of professionalism among currently practicing teachers where professionalism includes: The ability to effectively navigate difficult and ambiguous practical classroom situations from the perspective of deep theoretical and ethical insight; A commitment to skillful leadership in the alignment of educational principles, organizational processes, personal values and behaviors for the benefit of students; and Critical, reasoned and reflective engagement and dialogue with other educational professionals on current important issues.
We currently offer graduate programs in K-12 Reading with endorsement; Curriculum and Instruction, Computer Technology with endorsement; and Special Education K-12 (Mild-Moderate), with licensure. All programs are designed to be completed in two years (three years for Special Education due to the additional license). The teachers need only commit one evening per week, from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. Each course is completed in eight weeks. Tuition has been reduced and is guaranteed for area teachers.
The program also features:
One evening per week, from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Finish one course every eight weeks
Winter and summer breaks
Culminating project (i.e., an action research project) is required
Financial loans and "pay as you go" plans are available
Student loan repayments may be deferred until program completion
Federal Title One Teachers may apply for the loan forgiveness program
In order to participate in any of the program areas, potential students must be currently employed as a teacher and have a current teaching certificate/license.
Ursuline College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
For the most current information, please visit: http://www.ursuline.edu/Admission/Graduate/requirements.html