February 8, 2018

Update From Graduate Programs at The Welch Center

Winter Residency 2018

What’s New: 

Creative and innovative ideas are generating excitement at The Welch Center! More than 100 Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts students, faculty, guest speakers, and workshop leaders met for our seven-day January residency that included classes, seminars, discussion panels, and the airing of a documentary film about three Liberian women. 

Nearly 700 Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching students are engaging in spring courses, preparing classroom and resource teachers, as well as administrators to push the limits for best practice in teaching and learning. Fully online M.Ed. and M.A.T. programs begin next fall, and are being marketed to new groups of students seeking online delivery given their location, family commitments, and work responsibilities. 

New 2018-2019 initiatives include:

  • Online master's programs;
  • Adult undergraduate degree completion programs;
  • Lifelong learning classes for those in the 55+ community; and
  • Skill-enhancement professional development programs for leaders, volunteers, and staff in non-profit organizations.

Join Us:

Interested in taking a single class? Or thinking about a graduate program? Here are some upcoming information sessions and events that may be of interest:

  • Information Webinars
    • M.A. in Historic Preservation | Thursday, February 15 | 6 - 7 p.m.
      Register now 
    • M.A. & M.F.A. in Digital Arts | Tuesday, February 27 | 6 - 7 p.m. 
      Register now
    • Graduate Programs in Education (M.A.T. and M.Ed.) | Wednesday, March 7 | 6 - 7 p.m.
      Register now
    • M.A. in Arts Administration | Wednesday, March 7 | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
      Register now
    • M.F.A. in Nonfiction | Wednesday, March 14 | 6 - 7 p.m.
      Register now

  • "Public Speaking for People Who Would Rather Kiss a Snake" | Saturday, March 3 | 9 a.m. - noon
    This workshop is designed for people who want to feel more comfortable with the idea of making public presentations and speeches. With tools and tips to help reduce the anxiety that often comes with public speaking, it promises to be fun, safe, and nonthreatening.
    Register now

  • Advanced Placement Summer Institute | June/July 2018
    AP Teachers, help your students improve their AP results, study with College Board-certified experts, and earn three graduate credits in one week!
    Learn more

Did You Know:

The Welch Center graduates apply their degrees across a myriad of disciplines, including leadership in the arts, in schools, and in advocacy for communities and cultures—sometimes blurring the boundaries where humanities, technology, and social science intersect. Five books were published this year by Nonfiction students and alumni, and one may become a television series!  A group of Cultural Sustainability students are headed to Bosnia under a partial grant, and one of our program directors will visit Nepal later this month to explore culture and community. Another director presented at a French Digital Arts conference, and 80 prospective education graduates will present capstone action research projects in April.

Still have questions about The Welch Center? Contact us at graduateprograms@goucher.edu