FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) will soon release its 2nd graduate program. On Monday (Sept. 23) UAFS announced it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer a Master of Education degree. Classes are scheduled to start in January 2020. The diploma will allow licensed teachers, or those eligible for licensure, to pick between areas of emphasis: curriculum and training or English. Dr. Terisa C. Riley, UAFS chancellor, stated the new diploma providing is a crucial milestone inside the college’s history.
“It’s an instantaneous mirrored image of the distinction of our faculty,” Dr. Riley stated. “Gaining the approval of our accrediting enterprise underscores the satisfactory of this program. I applaud the hard paintings of Provost [Dr. Georgia] Hale together with Drs. [Monica] Riley, [Cammie] Sublette, and every person concerned in making today possible. The advantages of this program could be felt in classrooms and communities at some point in our place.”
The diploma is a 30-hour application with 12 hours of the center, hybrid coursework, which includes interactive on-campus activities with an internet issue and 18 hours of particular content material supplied completely online. Faculty from UAFS’ schooling branch labored together to ensure the curriculum meets the requirements from both the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
“Like the extra than 1,400 graduates from the UAFS undergraduate education applications can attest, we put together exceptional instructors,” said Cammie Sublette, chair of the English, Rhetoric, & Writing Department. “Our M.Ed. In curriculum and instruction and English will deepen and support the understanding and skillsets instructors deliver to the study room.”