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Carson-Newman to offer its first doctoral degree

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Carson-Newman University this fall will offer its first doctoral degree and a new graduate degree option for those in the field of education.

The new Doctor in Educational Leadership degree and the Educational Specialist degree build upon Carson-Newman’s Master of Arts in teaching and Master of Education degrees.

“Carson-Newman is proud to be a doctoral degree-granting institution,” said Kina Mallard, executive vice president and provost of the Jefferson City-based university.

“Our education program has an excellent reputation in the region for preparing K-12 teachers,” she continued. “The addition of these new graduate degrees moves Carson-Newman closer to its vision of being the Christ-centered, liberal arts-based university of choice in the Southeast.”

The doctoral degree will be offered completely online, making it accessible to a broad audience.

Mallard said the specialist degree will be a hybrid format, including both on-campus and online components.

“The focus of our Ed.S. is a unique collaborative approach that provides strong professional and leadership development for counseling professionals to better serve children and their families,” she noted.

Mallard said the university’s decision to offer the new programs arose from a growing demand from those in the education field. She is pleased with the initial response.

“We already have more than 100 prospects who have expressed interest in enrolling this fall,” she added.

Contact Carson-Newman’s Department of Education at 865-471-3320 for more details.

Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal-arts university. More information is available at www.cn.edu.