Inside Look

The balancing act of being both a teacher and a student

By: Barbara Shoemaker, Assistant Online Coordinator with EKU Online

Visit EKU Online at the Kentucky Teachers Network Career Fair in Lexington on March 22

EKU Online will showcase a broad array of online master’s in education degree programs at the Kentucky Teachers Network Career Fair in Lexington on Tuesday, March 22.

EKU’s Online Graduate Education Degrees Ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings. EKU ranked 47th in the nation and is one of only two Kentucky schools to rank in the top 50 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

EKU Course Developers Receive Prestigious Course Design Award

Two EKU employees are being recognized for their efforts in online course design.

What Makes for a Successful Online Course in Science Education?

When Dr. Scott Townsend first contemplated teaching a 6-week “Trends in Science Education” graduate course completely online, he was perplexed. How could he possibly facilitate effective experimentation and engagement—in a timeframe that constituted only 40% of a traditional semester?

Eastern Kentucky University Recognized for Excellence in Teacher Education

Eastern Kentucky University has been recognized as a top college for teacher education. Online Colleges Database has named EKU among "Colleges Shaping the Next Generation." The report honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012.

EKU Professor Appointed to Human Rights Commission

Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission by Mayor Jim Gray.

The 14-member Commission is the local agency responsible for enforcing the local anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Student Spotlight: Tammy K. Dowell

"I did my undergrad at EKU's Corbin campus where I meet some awesome instructors, Peggy McGuire, Connie Hodge and Peggy Petrilli. After that EKU was the place for me. My online degree is in teacher leadership so with any luck, I will be a principal someday."

—Tammy K. Dowell, Education (Crab Orchard, KY)