Harrogate, Tennessee, March 12, 2019— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education will host an Open House to showcase its graduate education programs on Tuesday, March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Business Education building on the LMU Main Campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.
Professors and administrators will be on hand to provide information about LMU’s graduate education programs including the master of education initial teacher licensure, master of education in counseling and guidance, master of education, educational specialist and doctor of education programs. All of the programs have been carefully designed to meet the needs of working educators.
The master of education (M.Ed.) in initial teacher licensure program is intended for individuals who are seeking to change careers. Licensure can be earned without completing the master’s degree, but the program offers the opportunity for graduate-level candidates to earn an M.Ed. degree in addition to receiving teacher licensure. The licensure can be earned in elementary education, secondary education, K-12 education or special education. Classes are scheduled to accommodate working adults.
The counseling and guidance program combines academic preparation in the areas of counseling and guidance and research with practicum and internship assignments. Emphasis areas include Pre-K – 12 school counseling and mental health counseling. The program places heavy emphasis on the interpersonal and helping relationships and requires considerable commitment on the part of the student.
LMU’s respected M.Ed. program with concentrations in curriculum and instruction and instructional and educational leadership has converted to an entirely online format to better accommodate working educators. Professionals enrolled in the program will engage in exploration of current topics and embark on pathways to meet their career and personal goals. The program includes relevant academic content courses with extensive embedded clinical experiences resulting in a strong theory into practice instructional model. Candidates enter and move through the program as an online cohort.
The educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree program is a 30-semester hour program designed to extend and expand the student's level of professional competence beyond that attained through the master's level program, to bring the student up to date on matters relevant to the field of specialization, to enable the student to read and understand research in the field of specialization, to apply relevant research findings to professional activities, to stimulate the student to assume a leadership role in the specialty, and to prepare the student in that role. The program is designed for professional educators in a hybrid model with six Saturday class meeting dates and four designated online dates per semester.
LMU’s doctor of education (Ed.D.) degree offers three areas of concentration including curriculum and instruction, instructional leadership and executive leadership. The Ed.D. is designed for those who aspire to be outstanding leaders in all levels of public and private education, business and industry or government. This program includes hybrid learning experiences with online coursework and in-person lectures.
The Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) has granted NCATE accreditation to the Carter and Moyers School of Education for initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. Additionally, the Carter and Moyers School of Education’s counseling and guidance programs hold Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation following a quality review process that ensures the quality content and delivery of the counselor education program. For more information about graduate programs in education at LMU call 423-869-7057.