Open Houses for Autism, TESOL Graduate Programs
Contact: Kent Heier
Title: Assistant PR/Marketing Director
WESTERN PLANS OPEN HOUSES FOR AUTISM, TESOL PROGRAMS
St. Joseph, Mo. - Oct. 27, 2010 - Missouri Western State University will hold open houses to allow prospective students to learn more about new programs in autism spectrum disorders and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The open houses will be from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Spratt Hall atrium, and Thursday, Nov. 4, at Western's Kansas City Northland campus in the Tuileries Plaza, 6336 N. Lucerne Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.
Faculty will be available to answer questions, and light refreshments will be served. A financial aid representative will be available at the St. Joseph open house. The events are free and open to the public.
Those who are unable to attend either open house in person can visit an online open house at www.wi.missouriwestern.edu/openhouse.asp to see video answers to frequently asked questions.
Western began offering two new options in its Master of Applied Science (MAS) in Assessment degree program this summer: autism spectrum disorders and TESOL. Also available are autism graduate certificates and English language learners (ELL) certification. The autism programs provide teachers with advanced understanding of autism spectrum disorders, preparing them to evaluate, teach and support children with autism in the classroom. The TESOL programs prepare individuals to teach, support and otherwise assist those students for whom English is not their native language.
Autism and TESOL classes are only offered online. All courses are open to degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students.
For more information or to start the application process, contact Stacy Turner, administrative assistant in the Western Institute's Center for Education Outreach, at 816-271-4109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.