April 21, 2008
The Graduate Education Program at Morningside College is holding an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The event will be held in the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
Glenna Tevis, director of graduate studies at Morningside, said the open house commemorates the first Master of Arts in Teaching degrees awarded by Morningside in 1968.
“Since Morningside awarded those first graduate degrees, we have had more than 1,500 graduates receive a master’s degree in teaching,” Tevis said. “The majority of the graduates are from Iowa and are full-time teachers earning their advanced degrees.”
Tevis added that in 1968 only two master’s degrees were awarded, but this May the college will award 148 master’s degrees.
Morningside offers the graduate degree in either special education or in general education. The college offers courses in off-campus locations throughout Iowa, including cities such as Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Burlington, Fort Dodge, Sheldon and Denison. Morningside also is developing and piloting an online master’s degree option in Iowa.