Connecting our mission and core values to practice across professions

Convocation: A call to assemble, to reflect on the ways our core values—creativity, compassion, commitment—impact and sustain our professional lives. The Convocation is an opportunity for GSEC students and faculty to connect across programs and to reflect on the shared values of each of our disciplines. Our goals for the Convocation are as follows:

1) To foster cross-program dialogue and understanding of the strengths and challenges of various professions
2) To engage students from all programs to explore relevant topics related to social justice
3) To develop a sense of belonging to and understanding of the broader GSEC community

Register for Convocation (CORE-500-01)

Students must register in CORE 500-01 in WebAdvisor to attend convocation. There is no tuition cost to attend, but attendance is a program requirement.

Click here to register for CORE 500-01

Convocation 2023

Thursday August 31, 2023

Check-in 3:30                                                                                                                                                                           York Commons, Lewis and Clark Grad Campus

Agenda 4:00 to 6:00 pm

  1. Opening Welcome
  2. Welcome from Lewis & Clark Leadership
  3. Introduction of Graduate Student Organizations
    1. Students from each of the GSEC student organizations will provide an overview of their organization and how incoming students can join.
  4. Cross-Programs Breakout Activity
    1. Introductions
    2. Getting to know more about each other
    3. Cross-program connections and engagement
  5. Dinner!

Who is required to attend Convocation?

Convocation (CORE 500-01) is a program requirement for all students enrolled in the following programs:

  • MAT Secondary
  • MAT Elementary
  • MEd in Educational Studies
  • MEd in School Counseling
  • EdS in School Psychology
  • MA in Art Therapy
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling—Specialization in Addictions
  • MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • MA in Student Affairs Administration

Convocation is not required for students in the following programs, but may be taken optionally:

  • Licensure/endorsement only programs
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MEd in Special Education
  • MEd in Educational Administration
  • EdS in Educational Administration
  • EdD Educational Leadership

If you have any questions regarding your Convocation requirement, please contact your advisor.