M.Ed. Revisions Approved by the University’s Governance Structure
October 3, 2011 - The Union University faculty convened today for its monthly meeting. Among other agenda items, the university’s greater faculty approved the School of Education’s proposed revisions to its Master of Education program. Associate Provost and Dean of Instruction, Dr. Barbara McMillin presented the School of Education’s proposal to the university faculty, as the governance structure of the university calls for faculty approval of such revisions.
The faculty’s approval of the revisions marks the culmination of months of work on the part of the School of Education’s graduate program. The work is a part of the School of Education’s internal program evaluation, formally known as the Union University Teacher Education Initiative (UUTEI). The School of Education had previously voted to accept such changes during a departmental retreat held on August 29, 2011.
The proposal included revisions to the Teaching and Learning track of the M.Ed., while also adding a new Instructional Leadership track to the degree. The revisions and addition offer relevant curriculum for teachers and school leaders, while incorporating dynamic processes like increased technology integration, reflective teaching lessons, and standards-based performance assessment.