Karen Westberg, Ph.D. of our Special Education and Gifted Education department was recently featured on Wandering Educators, a blog and resource guide for educators who travel. She discussed the myriad ways a degree in Gifted, Creative and Talented Education can benefit teachers working abroad. Read more on the Wandering Educators website, or watch Karen's interview!
We are excited to announce the launch of our Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching! This 15 credit, 12 month coaching certificate is one of the few programs of its kind offered at higher education institutions around the world. This program is an interdisciplinary partnership between our Organization Learning and Development Department and our Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Our first cohort starts June 10!
Every year, CELC representatives travel all over Minnesota (and across the country) to engage with community members.
Interested in meeting a representative from CELC or learning more about our programs? Check out our interactive map to see where we'll be in April!
April is Autism Awareness month, and a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently given us new information about its growing prevalence among children.
The report estimated that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an autism spectrum disorder. The number of children identified with ASD ranged from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey.
"CDC's recently announced 1 in 68 number reinforces the importance of preparing educators to meet the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders," said Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D., associate professor in the ASD program at St. Thomas. "The University of St Thomas provides flexible options to special educators and professionals to learn about autism. With in-person, hybrid, and fully on-line options, UST's comprehensive program is poised to respond to the rising need."
The Chancel Choir at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church invites you and your friends to join them for Journey, a Lenten Choral Evensong, on Saturday, April 12 at 7 pm. Minnesota Public Radio “Morning Edition” host, Cathy Wurzer will narrate the program.
Dr. Bruce Kramer, former Dean of The College Education, Leadership and Counseling at St. Thomas University and Chancel Choir director at Good Samaritan UMC, exemplifies this journey in his daily battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Through his life’s work, writings, and personal interactions, Bruce is a constant source of inspiration to everyone that he encounters.
The event is free and open to all. A $20 donation per person is suggested. 100 percent of the proceeds raised will go directly to the ALS Association in Bruce's name. Even if you are not able to attend the evensong, we encourage you to give generously towards this great cause.