MUSIC: One-man band has gone surf-rockin' - Arkansas Online

MUSIC: One-man band has gone surf-rockin' - Arkansas Online MUSIC: One-man band has gone surf-rockin' - Arkansas Online Don't let the pandemic stop you from enjoying music - LancasterOnline Best Classical Music of 2020 - The New York Times MUSIC: One-man band has gone surf-rockin' - Arkansas Online Posted: 03 Dec 2020 12:08 AM PST Geoff Curran loves surf music and The Ventures. A lot. He is so besotted with this rock 'n' roll sub-genre that he formed The Supraphonics — "Pulaski County's No. 1 surf combo" — in which he is the only member. Three years ago Curran, the drummer for Little Rock alt-country champs Mulehead and a frequent collaborator with fellow Mulehead Kevin Kerby — released "Christmas with the Supraphonics," a Yuletide record of seasonal chestnuts like "Silver Bells," "Winter Wonderland" and others done up in full-on, ha

Georgia State To Offer Online Degree Completion Program for Registered Dental Hygienists - Georgia State University News

Georgia State To Offer Online Degree Completion Program for Registered Dental Hygienists - Georgia State University News

Georgia State To Offer Online Degree Completion Program for Registered Dental Hygienists - Georgia State University News

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 02:36 AM PST

Georgia State To Offer Online Degree Completion Program for Registered Dental Hygienists

ATLANTA–Georgia State University has received University System of Georgia Board of Regents approval to offer an online associate degree (A.S.) to bachelor of science (B.S.) degree completion program for registered dental hygienists.

"This new degree program will provide a way for our students and professionals around Atlanta to gain the knowledge that will expand their career opportunities," said Wendy Hensel, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "The A.S. to B.S. completion online degree reflects our commitment to grow high-quality online academic programs that meet market demand and our region's workforce needs."

With an aging population and research continuing to link oral health to overall health, the market demand for dental services will increase. This program helps fulfill the needs of dental hygiene educators and practitioners. Housed in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, which has nursing and several health professions programs, the program will also be unique in offering an interdisciplinary education.

Earning a B.S. degree in dental hygiene opens additional career opportunities for hygienists beyond direct patient care in a dental office. With a bachelor's degree, graduates may manage a dental practice or a public health clinic. They may become more in demand in private dental clinics or teach dental hygiene in a technical college. The degree is also a stepping stone toward a graduate degree for those interested in research or teaching at the university level.

The new bachelor's in dental hygiene results from a collaboration between Georgia State's Perimeter College and its Lewis College.

Georgia State is the first tier-one research university and the second college or university in the Atlanta metropolitan area to offer an R.D.H. (registered dental hygienist) to B.S degree completion program.

Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News

Posted: 17 Nov 2020 01:19 PM PST

November 17, 2020

Program joins certificate in Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities as offerings empowering teachers

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Montclair State's graduate certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching will launch during the spring 2021 semester.

The College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University will launch an online graduate certificate program in K-12 Computer Science Teaching for the upcoming spring 2021 semester.

The online offering continues Montclair State's commitment to responding to New Jersey's educational needs and providing educators with immediately actionable knowledge, skills and strategies to enhance instruction and affect student learning.

Designed for equity-oriented teachers seeking to meet demand for high-quality computer science (CS) education, the 15-credit, five-course program will offer coursework in computer science content including coding, programming, problem-solving through computational thinking (CT), equity and diversity in computer science fields, and research-based methods of teaching computer science.

The program has been developed as a response to New Jersey's "Computer Science for All" initiative to advance K-12 STEM Education. Created by Governor Phil Murphy in 2018, the program provides a plan to bring technology and programming-focused classes to schools across New Jersey.

Dr. Yune Tran, associate dean of The College of Education and Human Services, is helping to develop the comprehensive state plan for CS as a higher education member of the New Jersey CS Advisory Board.

"By offering the certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching, Montclair State is playing a key role in advocating for high-quality computer science learning so that K-12 students have access to CS and CT content to succeed in the global economy," Tran explains.

The new program joins Montclair State's certificate in Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities as innovative offerings created to immediately impact New Jersey's K-12 classrooms and address challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-course virtual learning program, offered for the first time in the fall 2020 semester, includes applicable tools and strategies that can be integrated into K-12 classrooms regardless of format – in-person, hybrid or entirely virtual.

"The creation of these two new programs continues the Montclair State University teacher education program's long history of responding to the pressing needs of New Jersey students and their teachers, and builds on our close working relationships with many schools and school districts," says Tamara Lucas, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. "Our academic offerings must reflect the world around us, and these programs address critical needs in our education systems both now and in the future."

For more information about online programs at Montclair State University, visit

Northwestern launches new M.Ed. degree and graduate certificate in teaching history - Northwestern College

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 08:12 AM PST

Dr. Rebecca Koerselman teaching a classNorthwestern College's new graduate programs in teaching history are being directed by Dr. Rebecca Koerselman, associate professor of history education.

Northwestern College will begin offering two new graduate education programs in teaching history in January.

The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in teaching history features 18 graduate credits in history and is specifically designed for current K–12 social studies and history teachers. Completion of the program will qualify educators to teach dual-credit history courses or in a community college setting. Educators will take 33 total credits for the M.Ed. degree, which can be completed in two years or less.

Teachers interested in completing the 18 graduate credits in history without earning a master's degree can pursue the option of a graduate certificate in teaching history.

"There are very few programs that offer graduate history classes, all online, that are designed with current social studies teachers in mind," says Dr. Rebecca Koerselman, director of Northwestern's graduate programs in teaching history. "In addition, these classes are taught by Northwestern history and political science professors with Ph.D.s and a wealth of experience teaching history. The classes include insightful topics history teachers will enjoy taking, with content and strategies that can be applied immediately to the classes they are teaching."

Koerselman, a 2003 Northwestern College alumna who earned a doctorate in U.S. history at Michigan State University, has taught at her alma mater since 2014. She says she is excited to work with current K-12 classroom teachers on the best ways to implement effective and active strategies of historical inquiry. "I am also excited to engage with the ideas, people, events and movements of the past with adult learners at a graduate level who can thoughtfully understand theory, historiography and the ways that historians construct narratives."

Northwestern's next eight-week term for graduate classes begins Jan. 11. Visit or contact for more information.


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