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Olivet College Master of Arts in Teaching students to present research
Aug 04, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. Two students in Olivet Colleges Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will present their professional portfolios and results of classroom teaching practices Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Academic Center 304 on Olivets campus. The presentations are the final phase prior to graduation August 2006.

Patti Braun, a fourth grade teacher at Maplewood Elementary in Vermontville, will present Peer Teaching and Gardners Multiple Intelligences Theory. Sada Van Dyke-Moore, an art teacher at Hayes Middle School in Grand Ledge, will present The Effects of Writing in a Middle School Art Class.

Now in its 11th year, the Olivet College MAT degree program includes teachers from school districts in and around Battle Creek and Lansing. Last fall, Olivet worked with the Grand Ledge Public Schools to open the colleges first MAT satellite site.

Features of the Olivet College MAT program include:

Students enrolled in the program are full-time teachers.

Half the courses (18 graduate credits) are individualized and focus on customized projects to improve teaching and learning.

Technology is integrated into teaching and learning.

Classroom action research must contribute to the local school improvement plan.

Professional Portfolio a graphic portrait of each teachers competence in the art of teaching.

For more information on the MAT program, please contact Thomas Sampson, Ph.D., in the Education Department, at (269) 749-7709.


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