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King College to offer master of education degree program

Staff report • Jan 30, 2007 at 9:21 AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will begin offering a master of education (M.Ed.) degree program this fall on the main campus in Bristol.

"We are very excited about this new program," said Cara Anderson, professor of education and dean of the School of Education. "Survey research indicates that there is strong local interest in offering a master of education on the King College campus. Teachers from Bristol, Virginia; Bristol, Tennessee; and Sullivan County responded positively to the concept. Many indicated a readiness to begin as soon as possible."

King's master of education degree is primarily designed for teachers who want to strengthen their professional skills and become better classroom teachers.

The program is also intended to accommodate those persons who are seeking licensure in elementary or secondary education. Coursework will focus primarily on curriculum and instruction but will also offer courses in research, human relations and exceptional learners.

The curriculum is designed to renew and strengthen teachers' commitment, improve knowledge and skills, and prepare teachers to be instructional leaders. The 36-credit M.Ed. program includes 30 hours of core courses with six hours of courses in either elementary or secondary education.

The program also includes an action research project to encourage program participants to become active problem solvers.

As with all of King's graduate and professional studies programs, the M.Ed. degree program is specifically designed for adult learners. M.Ed. students will meet one night per week beginning at 5 p.m.

Using a cohort model, students will enroll in a small group and remain together throughout their program of study. The program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

For more information call King's Admissions Office at 1-800-362-0014.

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