School of Education. Master of Arts Program. | University of Michigan-Dearborn Archives
The Mast of Arts Program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn was first proposed in 1967. Between 1967-1974, proposals, designs, and reviews were undertaken. In 1975 a task force issued a final report, supporting the establishment of the program, with governance shared between UMAA's Horace H Rackhman School of Graduate Studies, and the Division of Education at UM-D. The MA program began in the fall of 1976, to meet the in-service needs of classroom teachers in the metropolitan Detroit area. Paul Carter was teh first coordinator of the program, followed by Prof. Grace Kachaturoff who was the coordinator until 1991, when Prof. Mary Trepanier-Street became coordinator. Prof. Mary Donegan became coordinator in the fall of 2004. The training Dynamics and Leadership certificate program was developed by Virginia Rezmierski and became part of the MA program in 1985. A Graduate Student Advisory Committee made up of student volunteers was created in 1982-1983.
See the Report of the MA Review Committee, 1982 and 1991, for more detailed information about the MA Program.