The School of Education is proud to report that it graduated 60 candidates on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Twenty-one candidates received bachelor’s degrees, including five Bachelor of Arts (BA), nine Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSELED), six Bachelor of Science (BS), and one Bachelor of Music (BMus). Seven of the bachelor's degrees were conferred December 31, 2012.
There were 39 graduate degrees awarded to School of Education candidates. Twenty-one Master of Arts (MA) degrees were awarded in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, educational psychology, educational leadership, leadership, and curriculum and instruction. Two candidates received a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), while two others received a Master of Science (MS) in special education/learning disabilities. Three candidates graduated with Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in School Psychology. Finally, 11 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees were conferred. The diverse dissertation topics included healthcare leadership, environmental literacy among parochial school teachers, and effects of childhood trauma.
This spring marked the first time that three separate commencement services took place at Andrews in order to better facilitate the growing number of graduates. Most School of Education candidates were graduated at the 2:00 pm commencement service, along with candidates from the Departments of Agriculture and Aviation; the School of Architecture, Art & Design; the School of Business Administration; and the School of Distance Education. Eleven of the bachelor’s degrees, however, were awarded in the 11:00 am College of Arts and Sciences commencement service.
A number of education candidates at schools affiliated with Andrews University also were graduated in absentia, including 39 from the University of the Southern Caribbean (Trinidad), 15 from Spicer Memorial College (India), and 12 from Adventist University Center of Sao Paulo (Brazil).