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North Central exceeds new requirements for graduate degrees in education

North Central College exceeds state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing graduate studies in educational leadership, College officials say.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 17, 2010—North Central College exceeds new, more strict state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing master’s degrees and certification in educational leadership, College officials say.

Residence Hall/ Recreation Center

Surrounded by blueprints, hard hats and timetables, a number of North Central graduates oversaw construction of a unique, one-of-a-kind building

Surrounded by blueprints, hard hats and timetables, this alumnus, in tandem with a number of other North Central graduates, oversaw construction of a unique, one-of-a-kind building that will significantly impact North Central College and its track and field program for generations to come. The environmentally friendly, four-story building is the first in the nation to combine a residence hall with a recreation center on a college or university campus, built to the rigorous and innovative standards of “green” construction.

Alumni and faculty socialize and network

Alumni and faculty of the M.B.A. program gather for a Social & Career Networking event.

M.B.A. Alumni North Central College alumni and faculty of the M.B.A. program gathered in November for a Social & Career Networking event. This was the first of a series of activities designed for alumni of graduate programs. Josh Seago M ’09 coordinated the event with the Office of Alumni Relations. Alumni of the One-Year M.B.A. program also gathered in September to socialize (left).

Commencement 2009

“To ‘Be a Builder’ also means this: don’t ever be satisfied. Look at the world and see how you can improve it — in other words, ‘Be A Critic.’”
-Blair Kamin, Commencement Speaker

A formula for great leadership

Innovation and responsiveness represent the hallmarks of North Central College’s graduate programs in education

Innovation and responsiveness represent the hallmarks of North Central College’s graduate programs in education, including the master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction and master of arts degree in leadership and administration. The College has had a hand in grooming hundreds of leaders in education, who transition into department heads, assistant principals and principals, fulfilling a continuing demand for school leaders today.

New Degree Writes New Chapter to Literary Agent’s Life

Literary agent Jennifer Flannery M ’07 has represented top authors and discovered award-winning books for children and young adults, but she says those successes seem secondary to earning her master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) degree and becoming a mother to Hannah, now age 7.

“I’d always wanted a master’s degree but most importantly I wanted to show my daughter, in word and deed, the value of education,” Flannery says.

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