College of Education and Professional Development News Archive

Teacher education program recognized for academic selectivity
Marshall University’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among the top in the country for maintaining selective academic admissions requirements by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization.
West Virginia business leaders encouraged to participate in the 2021 business survey
Dr. Tim Melvin, assistant professor and director of assessment for Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development, and Sara Payne Scarbro, associate vice president for external engagement at the Marshall University Research Corporation and operations council chair for the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance), today announced that they are seeking input from small business owners and operators across the Mountain State. All West Virginia small business managers and operators are encouraged to participate in a statewide survey before Jan. 29, 2021.
Premiere of Dolly Parton’s ‘The Library that Dolly Built’ to include live performance, conversation Dec. 9
The West Virginia Imagination Library program (supported by the West Virginia Department of Education and Marshall University’s June Harless Center) and the Dollywood Foundation will present a free, one-night-only livestreaming world premiere event for The Library That Dolly Built, a behind-the-scenes look at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. EST.
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 OnlineU.org.
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.