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Great Things at UDM

Great Things at the College of Liberal Arts and Education

Teacher Preparation Program Rated Exemplary

UDM’s Teacher Preparation program received an Exemplary rating by the State Board of Education based on the 2011-2012 performance score, released in July 2013. During the past five years, UDM’s program ranking has steadily increased due to program improvements made by UDM’s Education Department.

Criteria for the program rating include weighted components from earlier reviews of institutional programs, the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) test scores, new teacher efficacy surveys, supervisor validation of new teachers’ efficacy, program completion rates, and additional consideration that the program’s mission is responsive to the state’s teacher preparation needs. 

Cyber Security Programs Support Homeland Security

The Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies exists within the College of Liberal Arts & Education. The Center is comprised of 5 B.A./M.A. degree programs that can be completed in five years of study. Program graduates attract job offers from corporations and government for homeland security work.

Internships Prepare Communication Studies Students

The Communications Studies program consistently places its students in media internships at newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations around metro Detroit, which is one of the major media outlets in the nation.

More Academic Program Options

The College currently offers four graduate degrees entirely online:

  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.A. in Financial Economics
  • M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • M.S. in Information Assurance

The College also has added minors in Economics, Financial Economics, Religious Studies and Education.

Communications Studies Professor Premieres Documentary

A documentary written, produced and directed by Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Jason Roche premiered at the Detroit Historical Museum in October.

The documentary, Stealing Home, highlights a group of determined Detroiters who have fought the blight and restored the grounds where Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium once stood. Watch a preview of Stealing Home on YouTube.

Education Chair Receives Fulbright Award

Lorri MacDonald, chair of the Department of Education at University of Detroit Mercy, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia (Russia) to collaborate and develop teacher and school leadership preparation programs for the institution. MacDonald will be providing professional development to both in-service and pre-service teachers for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Mark Denhan Serves as CLAE Dean

UDM Board of Trustees has appointed Mark E. Denham as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Denham joins UDM after serving on the faculty of University of Toledo's Political Science and Public Administration department for 18 years. Find out more about the new dean in the UDM news release.