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L-R Offers Discount to NCCS Employees for Online Graduate Coursework

goonlineLenoir-Rhyne University recently developed a partnership program that offers businesses and organizations a benefit to employees seeking to continue their education. Newton-Conover City Schools has joined LRU in this partnership. As an LR Partner, Newton-Conover City Schools is eligible to offer its employees a discount on graduate coursework at Lenoir-Rhyne University. One graduate program of interest to K-12 educators is the new Online Teaching and Instructional Design program.

The Master of Science in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program prepares educators for quality instruction in blended and online environments. Students who complete the program will learn and apply effective methods for designing and individualizing blended and online instruction for diverse populations of learners. This non-cohort based program is fully online and models promising practices in online instruction. Two tracks are available: a master’s degree track (33 credit hours) and a graduate certificate track (18 credit hours). To learn more about the online teaching and instructional design program, click here or contact program coordinator Dr. Jayme Linton. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2015. For more information about the discount for NCCS employees, contact the NCCS Human Resources department

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.

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