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Dr. Karen Obsniuk The College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs that develop professional, highly effective teachers who are passionate about their students, schools, and teaching. Our teacher candidates gain pedagogical skills and specific content-area knowledge through challenging academic course work and extensive hands-on field experience.

Our students receive personalized academic advising, carefully planned instruction, and consistent modeling of current best practices for teaching. Clinical field experiences are part of instruction throughout our professional education courses, culminating in a capstone student teaching experience.

Our dedicated faculty looks forward to preparing you to make a difference in the lives of your students.

Dr. Karen L. Obsniuk
College of Education



The College of Education at Madonna University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from Fall 2016 through Fall 2023.

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  Professional Development

The Professional Development Program at Madonna University is the perfect opportunity for teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals to earn non-degree graduate credit required for certificate renewal and pay increases. Participation and reflection upon pre-approved workshops, conferences, and online course partnerships that are above and beyond your contractual duties, not only adding to your professional growth, but non-degree graduate credit as well.

PDP Information:

PDP Registration:

PDP Forms:

Contact Information:
John P. Sprys, Program Director
Janice Centers, Director of Matriculation and Academic Advisor

Mailing Address:
Madonna University
The College of Education–PDP
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150

  Student Organizations
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society (KDP)

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society for educators which promotes networking, personal and professional development, as well as community involvement. Please check our bulletin board outside the College of Education office for events and updated information. Guidelines for application to the Sigma Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Madonna University are:

  1. Sophomore standing, the equivalent of 24 semester hours
  2. At least 6 hours of Education/Early Childhood courses completed at Madonna (or equivalent transfer credits with a passing grade)
  3. At least a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  4. Two letters of recommendation from Madonna University professors – we prefer at least one to be from an Education faculty member
  5. Check/money order payable to Madonna University for $5

Applications are available in the College of Education office, room 2228. Completed applications, recommendations, and check should be put in a sealed envelope and left in Dr. Sue Ann Sharma’s mailbox in the Education office.

Contact Information:
Dr. Sue Ann Sharma, KDP Advisor

Madonna Early Childhood Club (MECC)

MECC is a wonderful place to meet lots of people who share your interest in working with young children. We are a welcoming group with terrific opportunities and ideas – so check out the Early Childhood bulletin board outside of the College of Education office for upcoming events. We can promise that the experiences we plan definitely leave a lasting impression on you – ask any of the current MECC members who participated in our past events. So, come join us! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Contact Information:
Dr. Mary Tomczyk, MECC Advisor

Society of Future Teachers (SFT)

SFT is a group of Madonna students who are at various stages of teacher education preparation. Whether you have a newly found interest in K-12 education, or you are currently taking courses within Madonna’s College of Education, an SFT membership is an incredible career-building opportunity.

Contact Information:
Dr. Karen Obsniuk, SFT Advisor

Janice Centers, SFT Advisor

Sport Management Club (SMC)

Contact Information:
Michele Lewis Watts

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