College of Education
By ERIKA KHAIR
Student Writer, EKU Communications and Marketing
A group of Kentucky’s future teachers recently spent a week expanding their minds on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.
Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been reappointed to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.
Dr. Norman Powell, director for diversity initiatives and programs in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, will be among the keynote speakers at the 32nd annual world conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.
Much like the modern football quarterback receives audio signals from his coach via a headset, teacher candidates in Eastern Kentucky University’s educator preparation program soon will be receiving real-time assists from their professors, even though they might be many miles apart.
Dr. Sherwood Thompson, a professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected president-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER).
Eastern Kentucky University will offer Kentucky’s first fully online master’s degree in Gifted Education in Fall 2014.
The Call Me MISTER program housed in Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education continues its Academic Leadership Academy this Spring.
Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission by Mayor Jim Gray.
The 14-member Commission is the local agency responsible for enforcing the local anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodations.
It was established more than a century ago to prepare teachers for Kentucky’s schools.
Now, early in its second century of service, Eastern Kentucky University is ready to take another bold step officials believe will result in a state-of-the-art teacher preparation program as well as develop 21st century skills in students attending Model Laboratory School.
Eastern Kentucky University is home to one of the top 10 online graduate education programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.
In its 2013 rankings for “Best Online Programs,” U.S. News reviewed 208 schools offering online graduate education programs and placed EKU in the top tier with a No. 10 ranking.