Greetings from the School of Education!
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the School of Education’s 2012 graduates! It has been a pleasure and honor seeing you make your educational dreams a reality. The mission of the School of Education is to prepare educators to become effective leaders, reflective practitioners and successful communicators in the diverse field of education, and each and every one of you is an outstanding example of the fulfillment of this mission. I am so proud of you all and hope that you will keep in touch as you go out and continue to pursue your personal and professional goals.
For those of you who are still with us or are considering attending Northcentral University, I must say, this is an exciting time at NCU and the School of Education, and I am so happy to be a part of it!
I am eagerly anticipating the launch of our new Education Specialist (EdS) degree. This advanced degree is designed for K-12 education leaders who are seeking additional skills and knowledge beyond the master’s degree level, but may not want to pursue a degree at the doctoral level. We plan to offer 12 specializations for this degree program, which means that interested students will have the opportunity to focus their education to best match their career goals. We will continue to update you about this exciting development and hope to begin offering this degree option in the near future. If you’re as excited about it as I am, you may want to find out more today. Feel free to contact me for more information.
At Northcentral, we believe in the importance of improving teaching, learning, research and leadership contributions throughout all levels of education. As always, the School of Education continues to seek out improvements and innovations to provide our students around the world with an exceptional education experience. I welcome your feedback, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any recommendations or comments for the School of Education.
As you continue your education journey and look forward to your own graduation, I encourage you to persevere and continue to work hard. The road to graduation is not always an easy one, but as any of those graduates who walked across the stage on June 9 would tell you, it is well worth it.
Dr. Cindy K. Knott