It’s your passion. It’s what you want to do with your life. And it’s right here waiting for you. At Marygrove College, our graduate programs offer you valuable tools you can use in your career right now, helping you become an expert and be more valuable in your field. Tailor-made for busy professionals, you get the convenience of evening, weekend, and online classes, access to top faculty, and small and collaborative classes. Most of all, you get the respect and commitment that comes from being part of the Marygrove family.
At Marygrove College, we believe that education encompasses a broad spectrum of learning that takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, the Marygrove community believes that an environment supportive of its students maximizes opportunities for learning and personal growth. To that end, the College provides opportunities and co-curricular activities for our graduate students to encourage them to expand their horizons beyond the classroom. We hope graduate students take advantage of these opportunities and participate. For specific inquires about these opportunities, consult with your program coordinator.
GRADUATE PROGRAM ORIENTATION & GRADUATION
Graduate programs conduct specialized orientations designed to provide information critical to your success in a particular program.
As you are completing your degree, some graduate programs sponsor events for graduates. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Social Justice have separate events during the May Graduation weekend. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Certification enjoy Grad Gala with their families and Education department faculty and staff.
Graduate Student Assistantships
Marygrove College provides a very limited number of graduate assistantships to qualifying graduate students. Typically, assistantships involve working for a faculty member in a research capacity or on an educational project.
Every year the Academic Affairs division presents a day-long symposium composed of Marygrove faculty and students. This Symposium allows faculty, students and staff to share their research, teaching, interests and expertise with our community. Participants are asked to submit an article along with a presentation. This co-curricular activity seeks to embrace a campus-wide effort to enrich all.
Graduate Education Day
This is an annual Spring event in Lansing that is sponsored by all the graduate programs in Michigan. Students present their research and meet with their state senators and representatives to keep legislators informed about how graduate students contribute to cutting edge research in Michigan.
SPECIAL TUTORING SERVICES FOR
The Teacher Education Academic Support (TEAS) Lab provides resources and support for teacher candidates preparing for certification tests such as the MTTC. Tutoring is available on campus in the Liberal Arts building in Room 006.
The Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Writing Center is also available to students; it is located in the Liberal Arts building in Room 028. Please refer to the Campus Facilities section of this catalog for further information.