Ashley Anderson ’05, Graduate & Alumni Associate

Graduate students in the new online Teacher Leader Master’s Cohorts program will soon be able to take courses in the comfort of their homes while receiving the individualized faculty attention and strong peer support network for which Georgetown College is known. This program will begin in Fall 2011 and will provide the option of completing the program as a member of a close-knit online professional community (cohort) with a maximum of 20 students.

Students who enroll in the Teacher Leader Master of Arts (TLMA) program can do so while pursuing additional endorsements in English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented or Instructional Technology, certification in Moderate/Severe Disabilities, or special recognition by completing the English as a Second Language or Autism Spectrum Disorders cognate. You may find out how to register now or call the Graduate Education Office at 502.863.8176. Application deadline dates to enroll in courses for 2011 are as follows: March 25 (Summer I), May 20 (Summer II) and July 22 (Fall).

Dr. Christel Broady, Graduate Education Associate Professor and Director of ESL Program, said, “Having a community of professionals sharing the same experiences through their online cohort helps to build a support network for daily challenges faced at work along with providing life-long connections with peers and faculty.”

Students taking all of their courses online will attend one face-to-face meeting each semester. Some classes may require an additional Saturday meeting. The campus requirements will be minimal and clearly communicated in advance to students. Students choosing the online cohort MA program option will pre-register and complete a contract to take the first four required TLMA cohort classes in a specified order. Additional online courses will be taken according to student schedules.

Georgetown College is a Christian, liberal arts institution, offering several graduate programs in education. These include Master of Arts degrees in Alternative Certification and Special Education Learning Behavior Disorders as well as Teacher-Leader Master of Arts with specialization in your content area or with endorsements/certification/cognates in English as a Second Language, Gifted & Talented, Instructional Technology, Reading Specialist, Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students may earn their Rank 1 through various options. For additional questions on these new program options, please contact the Graduate Education Office by calling 502.863.8176 or by emailing grad@georgetowncollege.edu.