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Dr. Rodney White publishes history of Rosenwald Schools for African-American Students in Adair County

A History of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky

Dr. Rodney White, retired professor from EKU’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published a book featuring the history of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky. White’s book was inspired by the need to restore the last remaining Rosenwald School in the county, the Flatwoods School.

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute 2020

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute took place July 23 – 28. Twenty-four middle and high school teachers from Fayette, Clark, Madison, Estill, and Rockcastle County participated. The program provided intensive professional development in adolescent disciplinary literacy methods and approaches.

Wilder Named Higher Education Environmental Educator of the Year

Melinda Wilder Higher Education Environmental Educator of the Year

Retired Eastern Kentucky University Professor, Dr. Melinda Wilder has been recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as the 2019 Higher Education Educator of the Year. names EKU's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as BEST VALUE for graduate level teacher certification

Best Value Star

EKU’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has been recognized by as a low-cost and high-quality master’s degree to prepare individuals for a career in teaching.

Adolescent Literacy Project 2019


In late July, 21 local teachers gathered at Caudill Middle School for four days of learning centered around adolescent literacy. The Adolescent Literacy Project, led by Co-Directors Dr. Dorie Combs and Dr. Eileen Shanahan, is sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD).

CAPT-Richmond Professional Development


On August 1st, participants in the Clinical Apprenticeship for the Preparation of Teachers Program (CAPT-Richmond) participated in an exciting day of professional development at EKU.  Educational sessions on co-teaching, differentiation, and technology were offered throughout the day.  These sessions were conducted by pre-service teachers, EKU instructors, and Corbin (CAPT

College of Education Graduates 230 Students During Spring Commencement

Commencement spring 2019

On May 11 230 College of Education Students, families and friends gathered to celebrated their graduation from Eastern Kentucky University in Alumni Coliseum.  During the graduation ceremony 108 bachelor degrees, 115 master degrees, 4 doctorate and 8 specialist degrees were awarded to College of Education students.

Dr. Cynthia Resor selected EKU Foundation Professor

2019-2021 EKU Foundation Professor

Dr. Cynthia Williams Resor, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was recently selected as a 2019-2021 EKU Foundation Professor.

Dr. McCardle awarded Scholarship Grant

Dr. Todd McCardle

Todd McCardle, Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Professor, was awarded a University-Funded Scholarship Grant to study pre-service teacher cultural competency. The research will examine ways future teachers become culturally competent and how their lived experiences impact their approaches to addressing diverse student needs.

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