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Milligan to offer free M.Ed. graduate course

MILLIGAN COLLEGE , TN ( July 16, 2006 ) — To show appreciation to local teachers, Milligan College will offer a free course in its master in education program this fall. The course, titled Mentorship, is designed to help teachers mentor student teachers, interns, and beginning teachers.

The course will be held every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m., August 29 through December 5, at Jefferson Elementary School in Kingsport . Three credit hours will be given for the course.

“The course will prepare the next generation of teachers to impact student learning as well as teach mentoring techniques to help educators enhance their own teaching,” said the course’s instructor, Dr. Donald Schmalzried, Milligan College professor of the practice of education.

Schmalzried has served as a public school teacher, mentor, principal and supervisor. He has trained more than 500 teacher-mentors and spent 15 years as an area coordinator with Fairfax County public schools in Fairfax, Va.

The course is designed for teachers who have served or are serving as mentors to Milligan College student teachers or interns or anyone who is interested in being a mentor. Topics will include characteristics of beginning teachers, promoting growth of beginning teachers, mentoring styles, supervision models, observation and supervision skills, classroom management and assessment.

The Milligan M.Ed. licensure program is designed to allow anyone with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education to complete a master’s degree and teacher licensure requirements in as little as 15 months. The Milligan M.Ed. program is accredited by the NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Admittance to the Milligan College M.Ed. program is not required to take the course. Enrollment is limited. For more information contact Karen Hill, office manager for teacher education, at 423.461.8745, or KHill@milligan.edu



MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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