Marian University to offer new At-Risk and Alternative Education master’s program

July 28, 2017

Marian University now offers a new At-Risk and Alternative Education master’s degree.

The At-Risk and Alternative Education master’s program prepares educators, youth workers, counselors, juvenile services, and detention centers’ personnel to be more effective with at-risk youth – especially those students at-risk of not achieving educational or personal success in their lives.

“At-risk kids take more time and certainly more understanding, as well as resources. It is a challenge to truly comprehend what the inner world of a child who has been abused or neglected appears like to them,” said Dr. Tony Dallman-Jones, professor of At-Risk and Alternative Education at Marian. “Our program teaches educators about the differing mindsets of at-risk youth, and areas of resiliency, mental, and physical stress – as well as effective teaching and programming that reaches these kids where they are, not where they are supposed to be.”

The program includes 10 courses, or 30 credits, and is offered 100% online. Upon completing this program, Wisconsin education graduates will also qualify for a Wisconsin alternative education (952) license, certifying them to teach in grades 6 – 12 alternative education programs in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact the Office of Adult and Online  Studies at adult_online@marianuniversity.edu or at 920.923.8726.