Master of Science in Education Program Holds Last Summer Graduation

Master of Science in Education Program Holds Last Summer Graduation

2015 MSEd Graduates

Forty-one graduates of the Master of Science in Education Program received diplomas at the program’s final summer ceremony on August 1. From now on, all graduates will participate in the June convocation held by the School of Education and Social Policy.

On this noteworthy occasion, MSEd program adviser and instructor David Renz (MA67), who has been at SESP for the past 21 years, delivered the graduation address. Like the August graduation ceremony, Renz too is retiring, and he was honored at a retirement reception in May.

The ceremony also included a greeting by Dean Penelope Peterson and remarks from MSEd director Timothy Dohrer. Students Jasmin Brown, Peter Eatherton and Julia Davidson rounded out the ceremony with a welcome and introductions. In awarding degrees to the 2015 graduates, Dohrer was assisted by Ellen Esrick, Margaret Kritzler and Renz.

A total of 49 students graduated from the MSEd program this academic year, in March, June or August, and each graduate completed a master’s project involving extensive research in an area of interest. For example, the 14 graduates in elementary education completed master’s projects focusing on such topics as motivation, empathy, teacher-student relationships, vocabulary development, self-regulation, ELL (English language learning) and digital readers.

For the 29 graduates in secondary teaching, master’s projects focused on topics including collaborative activities, the writing process, student engagement, self-reflection, annotations and assessments. For the six graduates in teacher leadership, master’s project topics included peer review, mindfulness training, professional development, digital feedback and college coaching.

A reception followed the graduation ceremony in Norris Center and on the South Lawn.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 8/11/15