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Pikeville College to offer ‘Teacher Leader’ master’s program

By: Lucy Holman, Pikeville College
By: Lucy Holman, Pikeville College

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, Pikeville College and Morehead State University (MSU) will work together to offer what has been referred to as “the model Teacher Leader (TL) master’s program for Kentucky.”

“Pikeville College is excited to collaborate with Morehead State University on the Teacher Leader program,” said President Paul Patton. “We are pleased to provide this new opportunity to our students and to the teachers in this region. This master’s degree program focuses on education and leadership, both of which will enhance the classroom experience, advance student learning and develop leadership potential.

” Through the partnership, aspiring teacher leaders will register as MSU students, but will attend classes at the Pikeville College campus and online. Classes will be taught by both Pikeville and MSU faculty.

A foundational concept of the TL program is the idea that proven research and educational theories must be tested, tried, and evaluated in today’s classrooms. Therefore, program participants will be involved in field-based work in each of the core courses, having opportunity to examine “what is” and compare that with “what may be.”

Aspiring Teacher Leaders will be able to choose from three areas of specialization, including reading/writing (with an option to pursue the national board certification), Interdisciplinary P-5, and middle grades.

For more information, contact James Hurley, Pikeville College vice president and special assistant to the president, at jhurley@pc.edu or call (606) 218-5272, or e-mail David Barnett, Morehead State University department chair of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education, at d.barnett@moreheadstate.edu or call (606) 783-2261.

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