College of Education and Professional Development News Archive

Autism Training Center to host online fundraising gala Dec. 5
From 7  to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University will host an online gala event that is designed to inform and entertain participants about the good work of the center, while also raising funds to support their mission.
June Harless Center provides books to preschoolers, seeks additional sponsors
Marshall University’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development is partnering with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the Dollywood Foundation to provide age-appropriate books to children from ages birth to five in West Virginia. This is taking place through the Imagination Library, a program of the Dollywood Foundation started by musician Dolly Parton.
Master’s program in preschool special education available online
Marshall University’s Master of Arts in Special Education with a preschool emphasis is now a fully online program, with the exception of the student teaching experience.
Freshmen among the state’s first Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars
Two incoming Marshall University freshmen have been named among West Virginia's first class of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars.
Ed.D. in Leadership Studies named among most affordable online doctorates
Marshall University’s Doctor of Education degree in Leadership Studies has been named among the 2020 most affordable online doctorates in education by the website
Marshall named top teacher prep program for early reading instruction
Marshall University’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization, known for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction.
Faculty member tapped to lead National Youth Science Camp
Dr. Brian Kinghorn, assistant professor in the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development, has been named the director of the 2020 National Youth Science Camp.
Grant to assist students with disabilities
Marshall University has received a five-year grant totaling more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.
Maier Foundation establishes scholarship for education majors
Thanks to a gift from the Maier Foundation, a new scholarship has been established at Marshall University for education majors committed to teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in West Virginia.
Board of Governors approves new degree programs, including aviation
Following approval from the Marshall University Board of Governors during its summer meeting today at Glade Springs Resort, the university is a step closer to takeoff for its aviation degree programs.