LMU-CVM Announces Master of Veterinary Education Degree
First of its kind program in the United States.
Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is proud to announce the first Master of Veterinary Education (MVEd) degree program in the United States, and the second of its kind in the world. The new program will provide veterinary professionals with the teaching skills and academic credentials to teach veterinary medicine in higher education. LMU-CVM will begin accepting applications January 2021 for a start date of August 2021.
The new MVEd program is offered completely online and allows students to earn their graduate degree in education at their own pace. The full-time program can be completed within two years.
“As with any educational endeavor, the veterinary professional’s teacher is the most pivotal player in the quality of learning a student receives,” said Dr. Katherine Fogelberg, director for the Center for Innovation in Veterinary Education and Technology (CIVET) at LMU-CVM. “Our program provides a strong foundation in the discipline of education for those wishing to acquire a teaching position in a veterinary medical or technology program, or to teach as an adjunct professor.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, jobs for veterinarians and veterinary technicians are projected to grow 16% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than average. The need for more veterinarians and veterinary technicians increases the need for highly qualified educators in veterinary medicine and technology.
“With the ever-growing need for qualified veterinarians, we must ask the question, ‘who will teach the next generation?’” said LMU-CVM Dean Stacy Anderson. “Our program addresses unique challenges faced in veterinary education and prepares future professors in the best way to help budding veterinarians learn in the classroom and the clinic.”
For more information on the MVEd program visit vetmed.LMUnet.edu or contact the program director, Katherine Fogelberg, at [email protected].
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.