Centers and Institutes
- Alliance for Catholic Education
- Gender Studies
- Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Institute for Latino Studies
- Mendoza College of Business, Master of Nonprofit Administration Program
- Nanovic Institute for European Studies
- Project Upward Bound, Office of Special Instructional Projects and Activities
- University Writing Program
The information below is based on Summer 2009. Summer 2010 information will be available March, 2010.
Alliance for Catholic Education
MASTER OF EDUCATION PROGRAM:
Director: Thomas L. Doyle, Ph.D.
Program Tel. (574) 631-9779
The Master of Education Program is sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education, which solicits applicants for the program during the academic year. Courses in the program are restricted solely to students admitted to the program through an admissions process that is administered jointly by the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Master of Education Program. Participants in the program take coursework at Notre Dame during two summers, do supervised teaching in Catholic schools in the southern United States for two years, and participate in distance-learning experiences during the two years of supervised teaching. Graduation with the master of education degree occurs after the completion of all coursework with at least a 3.0 average, completion of supervised teaching with at least a 3.0 average, documentation of instructional proficiency and student classroom learning as evidenced by a portfolio documenting professional growth over the course of the program.MARY ANN REMICK LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
Director: Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D.
Program Tel.: (574) 631-7730
The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the Alliance for Catholic Education provides an intensive, 26-month experience encompassing the dispositions of becoming a professional administrator, fostering school community, and ongoing spiritual formation. The program awards a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration, and successful completion results in state certification for service as a school principal. Courses are taken at Notre Dame during three summers and via distance-learning during the intervening academic year. Teaching experience is required for admission. Students must be accepted into the leadership program in order to enroll in leadership courses.
ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE (ENL) PROGRAM:
Director: Joyce W. Johnstone, Ph.D.
The Teachers of English as a New Language (ENL) is designed for Catholic school teachers who are experiencing a growing number of English language learners in their schools. It culminates in certification for ENL or ESL. The program for teachers of English language learners has been designed as a 12-month, 18-credit-hour cohort model. Candidates come to campus for 16 days in July for orientation and the first two courses. The two summer courses must be taken prior to any other courses. However, candidates could choose to take only the Internet courses (3 credits each) one year in fall and spring, and the practicum courses (3 credits each) the following year
TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (TEC) PROGRAM:
Director: Joyce W. Johnstone, Ph.D.
The Teaching Exceptional Children (TEC) program is designed for Catholic school teachers who wish to develop skills to meet the needs of children with mild to moderate disabilities in an inclusionary classroom. It culminates in certification for Teachers of Students with Exceptional Needs: Mild Interventions. The program for teachers has been designed as a 12-month, 18-credit-hour cohort model. Candidates come to campus for 16 days in the middle of June for orientation and the first two courses. The two summer courses must be taken prior to any other courses. However, candidates could choose to take only the Internet courses (3 credits each) one year in fall and spring, and the practicum courses (3 credits each) the following year.
Pamela Wojcik, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator: Linnie Caye
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary academic program that analyzes the significance of gender - and the cognate subjects of sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and nationality - in all areas of human life. Gender studies illuminate how gender and its cognates inflect the experiences of individuals, as well as the development of practices and institutions. The gender studies supplementary major and minor provide the intellectual framework in which the analysis of gender and its cognates can be creatively and critically applied to the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, the professions and the workplace, and one’s personal, familial, and civic life. Alongside our diverse array of courses drawn from across the University, our summer internship and academic-credit internship programs emphasize the holistic and practical life applications of a gender studies education at Notre Dame.
Students in the supplementary major are required to complete 24 credit hours distributed as follows: Introduction to gender studies, GSC 10001/20001 (3 credits); Introduction to Feminist and Gender Theory, GSC 10002/20002 (3 credits); one gender studies diversity course (3 credits); one gender studies humanities course (3 credits); one gender studies social science course (3 credits); Gender Studies Senior Internship, GSC 45001 01 or Gender Studies Senior Thesis, GSC 4800101 (3 credits); plus two other gender studies courses (6 credits).
Students in the minor are required to complete 15 credit hours distributed as follows: one introductory gender studies course, either Introduction to Gender Studies, GSC 10001/20001 or Introduction to Feminist and Gender Theory, GSC 10002/20002 (3 credits), plus four other gender studies courses (12 credits).
Kaneb Center for Teaching and LearningInterim Director: Kevin Barry, Ph.D.
SUMMER COURSES FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS
The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning works with Notre Dame colleges and departments to offer summer graduate courses on college and university teaching. The courses carry academic credit, and are developed in light of the most recent studies on achieving excellence in teaching and scholarship. They are designed to familiarize graduate students with the issues involved in good teaching, enhance their teaching at Notre Dame, and help prepare them for career positions in post-secondary education.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS PROGRAM
The University of Notre Dame provides learning and research opportunities for high school teachers of the region in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. High school teachers actively engaged in teaching in a STEM discipline with a desire to deepen their knowledge are invited to apply to the RET@ND (Research Experience for Teachers) Program at Notre Dame. The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning is an organizational point of entry for this program. See nd.edu/~ndrets/.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The College of Engineering of the University of Notre Dame invites qualified high school teachers to participate in research projects in a laboratory of one of the centers or departments of the college. Participating teachers will be mentored by a faculty member and will work side-by-side with graduate and/or undergraduate students. An important expected outcome of the program is the development of educational modules for use in the classrooms of the participating teachers. The RET program can be taken for credit, and participants will receive a stipend. For more information and a list of available RET projects, please see the RET@ND website: nd.edu/~ndrets.
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Director: R. Scott Appleby, Ph.D.
Dept. Tel.(574) 631-6970
The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies offers summer courses designed to meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled during the regular academic year. It also welcomes students enrolled at other institutions who seek summer credit at Notre Dame. The courses deal with the problems of war and peace within and between nations, and encourage an imaginative quest for a world free from organized violence and respectful of human rights.
Institute for Latino StudiesAssistant Provost and Director: Gilberto Cardenas
Dept. Tel. (574) 631-4440
The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) was established in 1999 to advance teaching and research on the Latino population from both an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Beginning the fall 2004, students may pursue a minor in Latino studies in conjunction with any undergraduate major. The institute offers courses cross-listed with departments in a wide range of areas. Following the path of Julian Samora (1920–96), esteemed Notre Dame professor of sociology from 1958 to 1985, the institute contributes to the teaching, research, and service mission of the University. The institute’s primary aim is to further the understanding of the history, culture, literature, and socio-political position of Latinos in the United States. In recognition of the strong Catholic foundation of the Latino community, and the rich Catholic heritage of Notre Dame, the ILS provides academic and service programs that promote a greater awareness of Latino religious life.
The institute’s facilities include the Galería América@ND for exhibitions and special programs focusing on Latino art, while the Julián Samora Library provides students, faculty, and visitors with a scholarly and visitor-friendly environment for study and reflection. The ILS also houses the headquarters of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a nationwide consortium of 16 university-based Latino research centers.
Mendoza College of Business, Master of Nonprofit Administration ProgramDirector: Thomas J. Harvey, M.S.W.
In 1952–53, in an effort to meet the needs for trained administrators of religious communities, the College of Commerce at Notre Dame offered a series of three-day institutes on “Practical Business Problems of Religious Life.” The popularity of these sessions, and the call for more and broader topics, resulted in the idea for a graduate program. Following a self-review in 1999–2000, the M.N.A. has a new focus, structure, and curriculum. The M.N.A. is designed to provide professional training in administration and leadership for managers in nonprofit social services, arts, or religious organizations. The program is structured to develop leadership proficiencies in areas including marketing, human resource management, finance, development, accounting, law, communication, board management, and strategic planning.
The Mission Statement of the Mendoza College of Business
Our quest is to advance knowledge through distinguished scholarship and research balanced with inspirational teaching and spirited service. We avow ethical behavior as a hallmark pursuit and live our longstanding commitment to global concern. Enriched by Notre Dame’s heritage, timeless values and collegial climate, we aspire to worldwide leadership within the academic and business communities.
The Mission Statement of the Master of Nonprofit Administration Program
Rooted in the Notre Dame tradition of academic excellence, the Mendoza College of Business M.N.A. degree’s mission is to develop exemplary leaders serving in nonprofit organizations.
Admission Policy- All candidates:
(1) will have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
(2) have two years or more experience in not-for-profit organizations
(3) articulate a commitment to a career in the not-for-profit sector
(4) submit two letters of recommendation
(5) take the GRE
To execute an admission file, candidates are to complete the online application at nd.edu/~mna, and then have official copies of all transcripts, recommendation forms, and GRE test scores sent to the M.N.A. director. Upon receipt of these documents, the admissions committee will review the file or a comprehensive program description, along with a schedule of summer offerings, consult the M.N.A. Web page at http://business.nd.edu/mna/.
All inquiries should be directed to the following address:
Thomas J. Harvey, M.S.W.A
Director, Master of Nonprofit
Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
Tel.: (574) 631-7302
Fax: (574) 631-6532
Project Upward Bound, Office of Special Instructional Projects and Activities
Director: Alyssia J. Coates
Dept. Tel.: (574) 631-5669
The Program of Studies:
The Office of Special Instructional Projects and Activities offers, through its Project Upward Bound, a summer program designed to give students an opportunity to earn college credit that will transfer to the university in which they plan to enroll. Registration in the courses described below is restricted to students enrolled in Project Upward Bound.
University Writing ProgramActing Director: John Duffy, Ph.D.
Dept. Tel. (574) 631-5427
The First Year Composition Summer Program is designed to help under-prepared or inexperienced writers fulfill Notre Dame’s First Year Composition requirement. The Program has two components, FYC 13150, a traditional 3-credit seminar that fulfills the University’s composition requirement, and FYC 11050, an intensive writing lab. Student who enroll in the First Year Composition Summer Program meet for seven weeks, four days per week, 2-1/2 hours each day.