Student Testimonials

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The Master of Science in Education programs truly transforms lives to make a positive impact on others. The stories below are only a few of hundreds from our loyal alumni:

"In addition to being genuinely transformational and inspirational in my professional life and classroom, the Newman University graduate program has also had a great impact on my personal, interpersonal, and spiritual lives.  I feel I have gained much more than I have given and am truly blessed."
- Julie P. Linville, MS.Ed, ESOL Curriculum and Instruction
"The Newman MSED ESOL program provides a life long learning experience unlike any other.  From the instant feedback from professors to the meaningful curriculum, the program is completely student centered.  The workload is rigorous; however, it is manageable and applicable to my career."
- Sarah E. Hensley, MS.Ed., ESOL Curriculum and Instruction
"I spent the time and worked hard to earn my masters.  I feel proud of what I have accomplished.  The instructors at Newman are willing to help and they listen to feedback.  Newman is the right choice."
- Trixie Goode, MS.Ed., ESOL Curriculum and Instruction
"The program changed my life and it all started with the professors. The professors have a genuine passion for education and their profession that carries over to their students -I could sense it in every building and every room. They worked with us and helped in every way for me to succeed. I am proud that I am a Newman Jet!"
- Everardo Flores, MS.Ed., ESOL Curriculum and Instruction
“Newman is the best place to get your Master's degree.  I absolutely love their support and flexibility. The professors are amazing!!!"
- Melinda Mutuku, MS.Ed., Building Leadership
“The building leadership program at Newman University is second to none! Students are prepared with wonderful, real-world examples and practice in becoming leaders. In addition, the Praxis was a breeze due to the preparation provided in all the required courses.” 
- Shawn Michaelis, MS.Ed., Building Leadership 
“Newman's MS.Ed. program is phenomenal! They have created a dynamic, flexible program that provides both depth of content and hands on practical experience. The professors are highly qualified and interacted with me in a very professional, yet personal manner. I would highly recommend the MS.Ed. to anyone who is looking to become an administrator!”
- Jordan Lemmons, MS.Ed., Building Leadership.
“I loved going to Newman! All my instructors knew me by my name. I have never had any instructor remember my name in other colleges I have previously attended. I was able to apply everything I learned at Newman directly into my classroom. I loved every assignment, there is no such thing as busy work at Newman. I have to say I truly miss having deep classroom conversations with Dr. Burke and Dr. Marx.” 
- Liz Cothran, MS.Ed., Building Leadership
“Newman’s District Licensure Program provided a productive, professional, online experience at an achievable pace while I continued to provide full-time leadership at the building level.  The professors were personable and strong in their content areas.  I appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with other building leaders from a variety of school districts of many shapes and sizes throughout the state as it allowed us to learn from each other.” 
- Deena Hilbig, District Leadership Licensure
"The Organizational Leadership program is innovative and forward thinking.  Students are well prepared through the use of leadership coaching, facilitation strategies, and partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center to transform society.  This program has helped me become an effective communicator, active listener, and mindful of my impact on others and my environment." 
- Megan Rucker, MS.Ed., Organizational Leadership
"If you really want to further develop your education, If you really want to sharpen your leadership skills, if you really want to improve your professionalism, then you must do this program! You will be forever most thankful."
- Yamir Lozada, MS.Ed., Organizational Leadership
"This comprehensive program was challenging and personal at the same time, I felt that my professors and department chairperson are committed to facilitating an excellent program that is applicable to a diverse number of fields and organizations.  I feel that I am better able to serve my community and organizations with the skills that I have acquired while at Newman." 
- Tabetha Gray, MS.Ed., Organizational Leadership
"I performed a practicum which required me to do a case study on a boy. My training went so well, that the parents have asked me to continue to work with him. It's been so rewarding and I know it's because of my training at Newman." 
- Mandy Roderick, MS.Ed., Reading Specialist C&I

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Janella Flynn

Golden Apple Awardee, Cloud Elementary

In the Newman University Graduate Education program, I felt like I mattered even beyond the classes. Dr. Marx and her team are wonderful! I previously attended another institution for some graduate classes, and regret it daily after attending Newman. From the campus, to the parking, to the experience, to the professors - no University holds a candle to my experience at NU!

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Blain White

Student Services Coordinator, Lakin High School

My experience with the Building Leadership program at Newman University was nothing short of outstanding.  From my first contact to inquire about the program until program completion everyone was always very helpful and willing to work with my schedule and on my timeline.  The curriculum was rigorous but also very relevant.  After taking the coursework I found that I was well prepared for the SLLA exam, but more importantly I am well prepared to be a successful building leader and I have a greater vision for education.  This program developed my skills, encouraged self-improvement in all areas, and boosted my self-confidence.  I would certainly recommend Newman University to anyone who is considering a Building Leadership endorsement.