DENMARK – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has authorised a Voorhees College master’s program.
The grasp of training in educating and studying, authorised on the SACSCOC annual assembly in December, will launch in January 2022. Classes for the program are scheduled to start in March.
“As we prepare to become Voorhees University, I am excited about the SACSCOC approval of the master of education in teaching and learning degree. It is our first master’s degree program and a stellar example of how we are taking Voorhees to the next level of excellence,” mentioned Ronnie Hopkins, president of Voorhees College.
The grasp of training in educating and studying diploma has two focus choices: training programs enchancment or PreK-12 training. The 12-month diploma program is designed to put together educators in a spread of training settings to leverage deliberative educating methods and academic practices. It is designed to eradicate persistent achievement disparities by a culturally responsive curriculum.
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Gwenda Richburg Greene, founding dean of graduate research, shared her enthusiasm about offering this degree of high quality training for Voorhees and the Denmark group.
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“This is my birth community. I have fond memories of stellar educators who have traversed in this area. I am more than proud to be on the cutting edge of our institution building on those legacies,” she mentioned.
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According to Greene, the master’s diploma program will put together educators to grow to be scholar practitioners with the vital consciousness and cultural dexterity to successfully make use of content material information, pedagogy and disciplined inquiry. It additionally will put together educators to apply the ideas of enchancment science in colleges, districts and training organizations in response to clearly outlined issues of follow in various settings.
Damara Hightower Mitchell, provost and vp for tutorial affairs, mentioned the program will proceed to honor the legacy of Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who based Voorhees College in 1897.
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“Establishing the first graduate program in education at Voorhees has particular significance for me because it is in complete alignment with the intent of our founder. Offering an advanced degree that will prepare educators to effectively teach all learners and address educational inequities is an opportunity to honor our historical legacy and commitment to uplift our community through the success of the educators we will prepare as well as the students and families they will serve,” Mitchell mentioned.