Adult Ed Master’s degree recognized as one the country’s best

WKU’s Master’s degree in Adult Education, which is housed in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research, was recently recognized in the annual College Choice rankings.  College Choice is a website that seeks to to provide online resources to help students find the best undergraduate and graduate programs based on their needs. Programs are rated on a combination of factors including quality, reputation, value, and student satisfaction. College Choice rated WKU’s program as 14th among Best Online Master’s Degrees in Adult Education/Learning and as #2 in the category of Most Affordable online programs in the same field, with an average program cost of about $11,000.

“We were honored by this recognition,” said Adult Education program coordinator Dr. Jim Berger. “Our students and program faculty have worked hard to make Adult Education at WKU high value at low cost.”

WKU’s Adult Education program serves students from a wide variety of fields, including business and industry, the military, community education, and other education-related careers. The fully online program, which can be completed in about one and a half years, offers specialization tracks in general adult education, higher education, community and technical college education, and training and development.

To learn more about the Adult Education Master’s degree at WKU, visit the program website or email Dr. Berger at jim.berger@wku.edu.

EALR recognizes 2018 outstanding students

 

 

WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research recognized outstanding students at the 2018 College of Educational and Behavioral Sciences annual awards program at April 29.

The following students received the Outstanding Education Administration Student Award:

  • Jessica Scheerhorn (pictured on the right)
  • Melanie Weaver (pictured on the left)
  • Linzie Wells (not pictured)
  • Tim Wimsatt (not pictured)
  • Casey Yates (not pictured)

The Outstanding Adult Education Graduate Student for 2018 was Elizabeth “Buffy” Tanner (not pictured).

EALR alumna Savannah Denning (Principal Rank I, ’15) was also honored as Outstanding Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Student.

Congratulations to all these students for their accomplishments!

EALR recognizes outstanding students

WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research recognized several students for their outstanding performance during the 2017 College of Educational and Behavior Sciences Awards program.

The following individuals received the Outstanding Educational Administration Student Award:

  • James Felty
  • Joshua Basham
  • Sara Morgan
  • Lacey Mahaney
  • Amy Irwin
  • Linda Caudle
  • Abigail (Abbi) Long (not pictured above)

The Outstanding Adult Education Graduate Student for 2o17 was Lizze Finley (also not pictured above).

Congratulations to all of these students for their accomplishment.

EALR Professor Jim Berger to speak at first Research Brown Bag event

WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research will host the first in a series of presentations on current research being carried out by EALR professors on Tuesday, March 17.  Dr. Jim Berger, professor of adult education, will present on “Cultural Markers Within the Classroom and Potential Impacts on Learning.”  See details below.

These Research Brown Bag events will give professors a chance to share their current research and solicit feedback from colleagues and students.  Doctoral students, aspiring leaders, and practitioners are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.  Please email Dr. Jie Zhang to RSVP by  March 16 if you can attend: jie.zhang@wku.edu.

You can read about Dr. Berger’s recent awards for service to the field of adult education here and here.

Berger brown bag

EALR professor Jim Berger honored for COABE work

Berger COABE AwardDr. Jim Berger, professor of adult education in WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research, was recently recognized for his years of service to the Commission of Adult Basic Education.  Dr. Berger received an award of appreciation celebrating his past service as a member of the COABE board, and as editor of the COABE’s Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.

COABE provides research, professional development, and technical support for practitioners and scholars in a variety of adult education disciplines.

The COABE award adds to the crowded shelf of recognitions Dr. Berger has accumulated, including a recent President’s Appreciation Award from the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.

EALR congratulates Dr. Berger on his well-deserved honors.  To learn more about WKU’s Masters of Arts in Education in Adult Education, which Dr. Berger coordinates, visit the program website.