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Professional Learning Series of the Archdiocese of Dubuque

Professional Development

The Professional Learning Series offered through the Archdiocese of Dubuque in partnership with Clarke University provides quality, innovative, learning opportunities for educators within the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, which seeks to fulfill the mission of providing a high-quality, academically rigorous education rooted in Gospel values to students across the Archdiocese.

WHY CHOOSE THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SERIES?

Quality

  • Rigorous and relevant coursework designed to strengthen and build the skill set of educators.
  • Qualified instructors dedicated to Catholic education.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with educators from across the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Convenient

  • Courses are offered via a variety of online delivery methods designed with flexibility in mind.
  • PLS courses make up almost half of the MAE program.

Cost Effective

  • Because of the Archdiocesan benefit, your master’s degree is half the normal cost.
  • Every course taught by Archdiocesan faculty costs you $100 per credit hour. (Costs also include $10/credit Archdiocesan Course Fee)
  • The Archdiocese offers a forgivable loan program and pays up to $100 per credit hour of the courses taught by Clarke faculty.

Two Options

PLS of the Archdiocese only

Courses available for PD only (courses are taught by Arch staff and credit is issued through Clarke University).

506 Technology for Teaching and Learning
510 Teacher as Leader
526 Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction
527 Inclusive Practices in Education
528 Professional Development Applications
529 Success Skills for Students in a Changing World
532 Leadership and Vision
553 Professional Development Research Seminar

Master of Arts in Education – PLS of the Archdiocese

Required Courses: (Nine credits)
510 Teacher as Leader
527 Inclusive Practices in Education
529 Success Skills for Students in a Changing World

Plus nine credits from the following (three credits each)
506 Technology for Teaching and Learning
526 Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction
528 Professional Development Applications
532 Leadership and Vision
553 Professional Development Research Seminar

Then 18 credits from Clarke University:

Required Courses (nine credits)
500 Introduction to Graduate Research – three credits
585 Action Research – six credits

Plus nine credits from the following (three credits each)
514 The Reflective Educator
523 Teaching Diverse Learners
525 Motivation and Management
530 Planning and Designing Student-Centered Learning Environments
534 Mentoring and Induction of New Teachers
580 Special Topics