College excited about inaugural Summer Institute for Teachers 2006

For four consecutive weeks this summer, Marietta College will be educating the educators.
College officials are excited to be offering the inaugural Summer Institute for Teachers 2006, which will allow educators from around Ohio a convenient way to earn graduate credits through one-week residential courses.

The program features 28 courses that begin the week of July 10-14 and run until the week of July 31-Aug. 4. Courses range from Educating Children with Autism to Integrating the Natural Environment into the Educational Curriculum by Using Media.

"The Marietta College Education Department has developed an outstanding collection of intensive courses for their summer program," said MC Provost Dr. Sue DeWine. "Teachers can come on campus and in a week complete a course that will enhance their teaching the following fall and secure graduate credit for them. The courses are varied and on the cutting edge of issues in education."

Any interested teachers can take up to four courses (one per week) for a total of 12 semester hours.

"I am very excited about this opportunity to provide area educators a variety of courses that will go toward their license renewal this summer. We have had such a great response from the faculty here at MC to teach in this program," said Dr. William Bauer, director of the Master of Arts in Education program at MC. "The slate of courses is phenomenal. For people who are from out of town, or for the educator who just wants to get away and enjoy what Marietta College has to offer, the teacher can live in one of our newest residence halls, exercise in our state-of-the-art recreation center and eat at our dining area all in one package."

The cost of each course is $1,250, which includes the three graduate credit hours, on-campus housing in an air-conditioned residence hall, three meals per day, library and computer lab use, recreational facilities and on-campus parking. Books and course materials are extra and vary depending on the course. If housing and meals are not needed, the cost of each course is $1,080. Marietta College has lined up close to 30 professors and education experts to teach during this special four-week session.

"We hope to attract a diverse group of educators from different school systems and with different backgrounds as they will learn from each other as well as the instructors," DeWine said. "We are very excited to welcome teachers on our campus for an extraordinary learning experience this summer."

Residence hall check-in will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day (Monday through Friday). Classes will be completed by 4:30 p.m. each day and dinner served from 5-6 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

"These one-week residential courses provide an excellent opportunity for educators to become immersed in a topic that will enhance their credentials while providing them with a beautiful, peaceful educational environment," said Cathy Brown, Director of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

For more information: (740) 376-4740.