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Professional Development for Teachers (1)

Professional Development for Teachers
Welcome to your future as a well-prepared, up-to-the-minute K-12 educator of the 21st century! Marygrove College has a nearly eighty-year history of training teachers. Marygrove-educated teachers can be found in public and private schools across the nation in classrooms and in leadership positions.

Performing Arts and Theatre (3)

Performing Arts and Theatre
Are you multi-talented? Do you like to perform? A Performing Arts major or minor will assist you in developing your multi-faceted talents and in understanding all the dimensions of a career in the performing arts. It will also prepare you for more specialized study in graduate work.

Pharmacy Technician (3)

Pharmacy Technician
Marygrove College offers a one year, credit certificate that prepares students to become Pharmacy Technicians. This is a three consecutive semester program that begins in September and ends in August. Students who complete the program and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam will be qualified to work in pharmacies across Michigan as licensed Pharmacy Technicians.

Philosophy (4)

Philosophy
Philosophy, the love of wisdom and learning, is basic to any balanced education. To study philosophy means to ask deep and important questions, to listen carefully to another’s perspective, to examine facts and reasons critically, and to seek truth without compromise.

Physics (2)

Physics
The physics courses at Marygrove serve two purposes. The courses provide a general introduction to physics, and they address specific applications. If you have a science major or minor, or you are preparing for a medical career or a career forensics, the college physics sequence will introduce you to physics using trigonometry as a base.

Political Science (5)

Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers an undergraduate major and minor that provides you with a wide variety of career and educational choices after graduation. You may choose to enter the work world of public (governmental) service or the social institutions that are important to our community, state, and nation. Or you may desire to continue your education in law school or graduate studies. Along with your course work in political science you will take relevant liberal arts courses and obtain meaningful field experience.

Pre-Law (1)

Pre-Law
Attorneys have a variety of academic backgrounds-economics, English, history, philosophy and political science. Law schools do not designate a major program concentration as a prerequisite for admission. Law schools admit students who are broadly trained and who evidence analytical skills, good writing and oral communication abilities, as well as social awareness.

Pre-Dental / Pre-Medical (1)

Pre-Dental / Pre-Medical
You need to carefully plan and monitor your college career- especially if you plan to apply to medical or dental school. Marygrove College has a pre-medical/pre-dental advisor to assist you in your planning.

Psychology (5)

Psychology
Psychology is a discipline devoted to understanding the thought and behavior of people, and then channeling that knowledge into social and psychological services. The program at Marygrove offers a sequence of courses, which take you through the areas of psychological development, personality theory, socialization, learning, dysfunctional behavior and experimental psychology. The program is intended for day or night students. The psychology major prepares you to be an informed and engaged citizen in our ever-changing world with respect for diversity and social justice issues.

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Philosophy Overview

GENERAL INFORMATION

Philosophy, the love of wisdom and learning, is basic to any balanced education.

To study philosophy is to seek truth without compromise. Philosophers ask deep and important questions about a wide variety of topics, and seek answers to those questions in community with colleagues. Philosophical investigation involves the careful and critical examination of facts, thoroughgoing inquiry into the reasons we have for what we think, and careful attention to how we think, both as individuals and in groups.

The academic benefits of philosophy are sharpened critical and analytical thinking skills, enhanced imaginative capacity, and heightened intellectual discipline. Personal benefits of philosophical study include a more open mind, an enhanced sense of the moral worth of oneself and others, and greater facility in careful thinking about problems whose difficulty mirrors that of real life problems. 

Philosophy leads you to make competent judgments, form sound opinions and develop a coherent view of the world and of your place in it. The philosophical skill set includes clear and critical thinking, logical analysis, careful attention to language, and creative problem solving. Thus philosophy makes an excellent foundation for interdisciplinary studies.

Specific Information

The Philosophy program supports the general education objectives of the college and of academic majors in a wide variety of disciplines by offering courses that enable students to cultivate and sharpen their critical thinking abilities, their analytical abilities, and their abilities to assess and to make informed evaluative judgments.  Students who desire to develop these abilities beyond their initial philosophy class are encouraged to enroll in the Philosophy Minor program.  Students who wish to specialize in these skills, or who simply find enjoyment in the intellectual challenge that philosophy presents are encouraged to consider majoring in philosophy.

The Philosophy program offers courses that cover a wide range of topics, including courses in the history of philosophy, courses in logic and critical thinking, courses in the study of normative ethics and political theory, and courses devoted to the application of philosophical tools and concepts to concrete social problems.  Additionally, the department also encourages and supports students who wish to pursue a philosophical study of particular interests by offering directed readings and independent study opportunities.

Career Information

Philosophy provides an excellent foundation for any profession. This is because the study of philosophy enhances one’s analytical abilities, one’s intellectual independence, one’s ability to openly and honestly engage the ideas of others, one’s abilities to write and to think critically and carefully about complex problems that defy easy solution, and one’s abilities to express oneself with clarity and precision. All of these are among those abilities most generally desired by employers of all types.  Those who study philosophy find themselves very well prepared to excel and to become leaders in whatever profession they might choose.  Though the study of philosophy is of general benefit no matter what one’s calling, it is particularly beneficial to those considering careers in education, business, the health professions, journalism, law, public policy, religion, and the human services. 

 

Political Science Overview

 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Attorney • Career Development Specialist • Community Agency Staff • Federal, State, and Local Government Official • Law Enforcement • Public and Private School Teacher • Nonprofit Administrator

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Political Science offers an undergraduate major and minor that provides you with a wide variety of career and educational choices after graduation. You may choose to enter the work world of public (governmental) service or the social institutions that are important to our community, state, nation, and world. Or you may desire to continue your education in law school or graduate studies. Along with your course work in political science you will take relevant liberal arts courses and obtain meaningful field experience.

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

The Department of Political Science offers a political science major and minor for secondary teacher certification. Additional requirements are detailed in the Secondary Teaching Certification section

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The major in political science consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours built on a core of five required courses. In addition to the College requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, political science majors and minors are encouraged to improve their opportunities in a variety of career and advanced academic areas by taking courses in statistics, research methods, and computer information systems.

The minor in political science requires a minimum of 20 semester hours, including three designated courses.

CAREER INFORMATION

Marygrove graduates in political science have found job opportunities as lawyers, federal, state, and local govern­ment officials, public and private school teachers, community agency staff, retail trade managers, and career development specialists. Many of these graduates have advanced to positions of significant leadership and authority in their fields.

 

Psychology Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

B.A. Level: Business • Corrections • Health Education • Mental Health Service • Rehabilitation • Graduate Level: Clinical & Counseling Psychology • Government Administration • Human Resource Management • Industrial & Organizational Psychology • Teaching and Research

GENERAL INFORMATION

Psychology is a discipline devoted to understanding the thought and behavior of people, and then channeling that knowledge into social and psychological services.

The program at Marygrove offers a sequence of courses, which take you through the areas of psychological development, socialization, learning, dysfunctional behavior and experimental psychology. The program is intended for day students only. The psychology major prepares you to be an informed and engaged citizen in our ever-changing world with respect for diversity and social justice issues.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology combines preparation for future graduate study and/or for direct application of psychological principles with employment after the B.A. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology requires a minimum of 33 credit hours in psychology and includes all proscribed courses (see below: Required Courses).

The Bachelor of Arts with an interdisciplinary major in art and psychology allows you to prepare for graduate study in art therapy. Required psychology courses contribute 32 credit hours to the interdisciplinary major. A minor is not required.

The minor in psychology provides knowledge of human behavior, which complements your major area of study. If you choose this option, you are required to take a minimum of 20 credit hours in psychology.

CAREER INFORMATION

At the B.A. level, psychology graduates can work in business or mental health/social services. In business, positions include work in advertising, customer relations, job analyst, marketing researcher or representative. In mental health, positions include rehabilitation counselor, group home coordinator, social service director, employment program manager, corrections and parole officer, and family service worker.

At the M.A. level, psychology graduates can do vocational, marriage, family, school or industrial consulting and psychological testing.

At the Ph.D. level, psychologists can be administrators, consultants, or college professors.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The B.A. program in Psychology is primarily a day program. Some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating basis.

Transfer Students

The Department of Psychology generally accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions of higher learning. For psychology majors, at least 15 credit hours in psychology must be earned at Marygrove. For the minor, you must take a minimum of nine psychology credit hours at Marygrove.

Academic Performance

Only psychology courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the major requirements.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All Psychology majors must complete PSY/SOC 360 to satisfy their writing intensive requirement.

Senior Seminar Requirement

All Psychology majors must complete PSY 496, Senior Seminar.

Honor Societies

Students may be eligible to join Psi Chi, a national honors society for students demonstrating academic excellence in Psychology.

Awards

Students whose academic work is excellent may be eligible for the Award for Excellence in Psychology.

Program Requirements 

Peer Recovery Mentor Certificate Program

Peer Recovery Mentor Certificate Program

Marygrove College

and the Continuing Education & Career Enhancement in collaboration with the Social Work Department is pleased to announce the development of our PEER RECOVERY MENTOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Post-Degree Certificate

 

A. Required Departmental Courses

CIS 210      Software Applications
CIS 212      Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS 245      Computer Programming and Logic

                    -OR-

CIS 251      Introduction to Visual Basic
CIS 372      C++ Programming
CIS 375      Database Management Systems

B. Electives

Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in computer information systems. Select other courses in consulta­tion with your advisor. Students with special skills or needs can, with the approval of the head of the depart­ment, make adaptations in the program. Fifteen of the hours must be taken at Marygrove College.

 

Physics Overview

The physics courses at Marygrove provide a general introduction to physics. 

If you have a science major or minor, or you are preparing for a medical career or a career in forensics, the college physics sequence will introduce you to physics using trigonometry as a base.

Post-Degree Certificate in Accounting

The following courses are required for the Certificate of Completion in Accounting:
BUS 173     Introduction to Business
ACC 224     Principles of Accounting I
ACC 234     Principles of Accounting II
ACC 324     Financial Accounting I
ACC 334     Cost Accounting
ACC 344     Financial Accounting II

Eighteen of the hours must be taken at Marygrove Col­lege. Persons with special skills or needs may establish an individualized program upon consultation with and approval of the business department head.

 

Philosophy Minor

Students who wish to develop their philosophical skills or who are considering careers in law, business, or medicine can all benefit from a Minor in philosophy. The Minor in philosophy requires 20 credit hours in philosophy courses, including these required courses: PHL 126 or 156, and PHL 276. The remaining 14 credits are chosen in accord with an individualized plan created by the student and the coordinator of the philosophy Minor. For more information contact the coordinator of the Philosophy program.

Physics Course Descriptions

PHY 135 Conceptual Physics 4 hours 

Prerequisite: MTH 100; LS 105; Fee: yes; Term: Winter; Offered alternate years. General Education option 

A descriptive and mathematical look at physics for the non-scientist. Conceptual development and problem-solving skills are emphasized. Includes the study of mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory included. 

PHY 200 Exploring The Universe 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of all developmental and foundational courses; Term: Fall; Offered alternate years 

This course presents an introduction to the field of Astronomy, including the current investigations for life on other planets. This 2 credit course consists of 12 lessons. Course topics include modern methods of observational astronomy, an overview of the scientific method, age and origin of the Solar System, descriptions of the planets and discussions of the possibility of life on other planets. 

PHY 252 College Physics I 4 hours 

Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: Fall; Fee: yes 

The course introduces a wide range of Physics topics, with an eye toward pre-medical preparation. Our approach includes conceptual, interactive discussion in lecture, quantitative problem-solving in groups and individually, and hands-on application of physical ideas in lab experiments. The motion of objects, from particles to planets, is the focus of this course. The revolution in human understanding of mechanics, inspired by Galileo and developed by Newton and others is the lens through which our modern mechanical world is surveyed. Students will make extensive use of algebra and trigonometry in applying the fundamental laws of classical physics to real-world problems, and will explore the physicists approach to inquiry through laboratory investigations. Laboratory included. 

PHY 253 College Physics II 4 hours 

Prerequisite: PHY 252; Term: Winter; Fee: yes 

The course introduces a wide range of Physics topics, with an eye toward pre-medical preparation. Our approach includes conceptual, interactive discussion in lecture, quantitative problem-solving in groups and individually, and hands-on application of physical ideas in lab experiments. We will briefly review selected topics from Physics 1, including rotational kinematics and energy. We will study elasticity, fluids, ideal gasses, wave behavior, light and sound, simple harmonic motion, electricity and magnetism, and thermodynamics. Laboratory Included. 

 

Political Science Minor

 

The minor requires 20 credit hours in political science including the following:

A. Required Courses

POL 149                 American Political Systems
POL 203                 Political Reality and Public Policy
POL 377                 Transnational Politics   -OR-
POL 395                 Comparative Politics

 

Provisional Certification

State of Michigan approved courses for compliance with 2000 reading requirements for provisional certification

A. ELEMENTARY
RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
OR
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

B. SECONDARY
RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development

Professional Certification

18 Hour Planned Program - for Professional Certification

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work from among Reading (RDG) courses and 6 credit hours of course work from Education (EDU) courses in consultation with the program coordinator.

*Select 12 credit hours from the following reading courses:
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

*Select six credit hours from the following courses:
EDU 524 Principles of Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

* Other courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development for Teachers

GENERAL INFORMATION

In collaboration with Learners Edge, PLS 3rd Learning, Teachscape and Ed2go (Cengage Learning); Marygrove College offers courses carrying graduate credit or Michigan Department of Education, State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for continuing professional growth and development of teachers and school administrators.

Post-Degree Certificate in Business

The following courses are required for the Certificate of Completion in Business:

BUS 173  Introduction to Business
ACC 224 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 234  Principles of Accounting II
BUS 266  Principles of Organization and Management
BUS 302  Principles of Marketing
BUS 304  Business Law I

Fifteen hours must be taken at Marygrove College. Persons with special skills or needs may establish an individualized program upon consultation with and approval of the business department head. This certifi­cate may be earned while pursuing a second major or second degree.

Provisional Teacher Certification: Elementary

Certifiable Elementary Majors (30-40 hours) and Minors (20-26 hours) currently available:
Early Childhood Education – Group Minor
Dance – Major
English – Major & Minor
French – Minor
History – Major & Minor
Integrated Science – Group Major
Language Arts – Group Major & Group Minor
Mathematics – Major & Minor
Social Studies – Group Major & Group Minor
Spanish – Minor
Special Education – Learning Disabilities Major

General education requirements, professional education courses, and course work in the certifiable major and minor must be completed before student teaching. You must carefully adhere to the sequence of courses as listed below:

Required Professional Education Courses:
EDU 203 The Teaching Profession
EDU 240 Developmental Psychology
EDU 241 Educational Psychology
EDU 324 Principles of Classroom Management
EDU 330 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 344 * Methods for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
EDU 348 Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12
EDU 354 * Methods for Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
EDU 364A * Methods in Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts
EDU 364B * Methods in Elementary Reading: Practicum
EDU 374 * Methods for Teaching Elementary School Science
EDU 475 Foundations in American Education
EDU 499 Student Teaching
SED 250 Education of the Exceptional Learner

* Generally offered once per academic year. Students are to complete clock hours in the Education Technology Center and field-based experience as required in teacher certification courses.

Additional courses and requirements for admissions and completion may be required with changes in divisional policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules.

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