Madonna College of Education

December 2014 News

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Undergraduate Students

To Help You Plan Ahead…

If you are currently an undergraduate student, please note that the following courses are not scheduled to be offered this coming Spring/Summer semester. However, they are being offered this Winter semester and it is still not too late to register!

  • EDU 3210 Theory and Principles of Reading Instruction (required for Elementary candidates)
  • EDU 3300 Exceptional Learner
  • EDU 3350 Language Arts and Linguistics Foundations
  • EDU 4400 Behavior Management in the Classroom


EDU 4950 - Senior Seminar for Elementary Educators: If you are planning to enroll in EDU 4950 this coming Winter semester, you’ll be happy to know that it will be offered in a hybrid format. If you were concerned that you have another course on Thursday that conflicts with the Senior Seminar for Elementary Educators, just contact Dr. Obsniuk for written permission to enroll in the hybrid section of EDU 4950. We’ll arrange meetings so that there is no conflict with your Thursday night course.

Graduate Credit Opportunities

Are you looking for a graduate course to take in the Winter semester? Here are two options for you to consider:
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Book Collection for Local Schools

The three education clubs, Kappa Delta Pi, Society of Future Teachers and Madonna Early Childhood Club are conducting a BOOK COLLECTION. We are collecting new and gently used children’s books. Books will be donated to Livonia Public Schools and distributed to elementary school libraries and classrooms. Watch for collection boxes. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

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Mock Interview, Portfolio and Resume Night

Monday, Jan. 26th 2015 at 7-8pm

36600 Schoolcraft Rd

Livonia, MI

Join us for our annual Society of Future Teachers' (SFT) night of career preparation. Local area administrators will be on hand for mock interviews. Both retired and current principals and personnel directors will be interviewing. There will be at least two opportunities for each candidate to engage in a mock interview. There will also be a “Resume Station” where you can get tips on enhancing your resume. Don’t miss this important opportunity. Room: SCIME S100


* Space is limited - Reservations are required*

RSVP to Janice Centers at jcenters@madonna.edu

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ECE and CD Information

New ECE Course for Winter for Early Childhood and Child Development Majors

A number of you have asked for an additional course focusing on working with children having special needs. We are happy to present ECE 4210: Design of Instruction for Children with Exceptional Learning Needs, a brand new course offered this winter. This course builds on what you learned in ECE 4150 (which is a prerequisite) and focuses on supporting young children with exceptional learning needs and working with a multidisciplinary team. ECE 4210 meets on Mondays from 4 – 7pm.


Please contact Dr. Tomczyk if you have any questions or want to know more about the course.

Change to Winter Schedule for ECE 4130/5130 and ECE 6960

Note: Due to conflicts with other courses, the following changes have been made to the winter schedule:

ECE 4130/5130 – Tuesdays, 4 – 7 PM (instead of Thursdays)

ECE 6960 – Thursdays – 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26 (instead of Tuesdays)

Course Number Change

ECE 4150 has new number. It is now ECE 3710.

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