Lenoir-Rhyne University is now accepting applications for a new graduate degree and certificate program in online teaching and instructional design! The program, beginning Fall 2014, prepares K-12 educators, college or university faculty, and business leaders for quality instruction in online environments. Students who complete the program will learn and apply effective methods for designing and individualizing online content as well as developing interactive online learning experiences for diverse populations of learners. Students completing the MS in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program will receive university certification in Online Teaching and Instructional Design. In addition, students may opt to enroll in the certification-only track, which consists of 18 credit hours. Both the master’s degree program and graduate certificate program include a six-credit hour practicum in online teaching and instructional design. Click here to learn more about the program and begin the application process. Contact program coordinator Jayme Linton for more information.
About Heather Mullins
Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.