Jun 10, 2009

Education Graduate Program Accepting Second Cohort

Trecinda Raquel Akin of Greensburg, Ky., receives her master's hood from Lindsey Wilson College Associate Professor of Education Janette Ralston on May 9 during the college's 89th commencement in Biggers Sports Center. Akin earned a master of education Rank II Change, with graduate honors.

Lindsey Wilson College is accepting applications for its graduate program in education. The 30-hour graduate program allows area teachers to earn a Rank II change in just 14 months.

Classes are offered on weekends at the Charlene S. Harris Education Center in Russell Springs, Ky. The cost for the 30-hour graduate program is $325 per credit hour. Including books, supplies and other incidental costs, the total cost for the graduate program is about $12,000 - which makes it one of the more affordable education graduate programs in the region. Financial assistance is available.

The LWC Education Division's conceptual framework theme is "Teacher as Leader in Rural Schools," and the theme is woven throughout the division's curriculum.

"The program's eight courses are designed around improving P-12 classroom strategies and leadership skills," said LWC Education Division Chair Janette Ralston. "The classes are directly related to individual schools' improvement plans."

Ralston said students enjoy matriculating through the program in a cohort.

"The program is offered in cohorts, which helps build camaraderie among students that can lead to lifelong friendships and professional relationships," she said.

A total of 17 students graduated in the program's cohort last month at LWC's spring commencement. The students came from several area counties, including Adair, Pulaski and Russell counties.

For additional information about the program, contact Ralston at ralstonj@lindsey.edu, (270) 384-8159 or (800) 264-0138.

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