JUTN Templar School of Education awaits approval for new degree programs

KNOXVILLE – This semester the Johnson University Templar School of Education prepares to announce new degree programs and other advancements in the department.

Roy Miller, Dean of Johnson University’s Templar School of Education, commented on the changes that are soon to be in effect in the School.

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Roy Miller, Ed.D., Dean, Templar School of Education

“We are currently awaiting approval for a Special Education K-8 Interventionist major and that will be an undergraduate, bachelor’s degree program,” he said. “Also we are currently in the process of applying for an Educational Specialist program.”

The two majors under the Ed.S program will be Technology and Administration with licensure to be a school principal. Prospective students must attain a master’s degree to be accepted into either of the programs. Both programs are projected to begin by summer 2017.

The School of  Education is also awaiting approval for an Educational Doctoral degree.

“We are already in the process of creating an Ed.D degree and this degree will begin with SACSCOC approval in the fall of 2018,” Miller said.

Miller extended his welcome to Chris Henderson,as Adjunct Professor of Education and the new Consultant for proposed Ed.S and Ed.D programs on the Tennessee campus. Karen Eastep is now the Director of ECLC and supervisor of Undergraduate Field Experience.

“We have never offered a Special Education major and this is going to peak interest locally as well as across our church connections,” Miller said.”This major is going to be a great opportunity for Johnson to answer the calling to help the least of these. ”

Miller oversees the undergraduate program, graduate program, and international program. He also has a role in working with faculty and staff to ensure students are provided with assistance and the greatest possibility of graduation and employment.

“I’m excited about the direction of  Johnson University and Templar School of Education,”Miller said. “I am also excited about the opportunity to open our international center that will allow students to meet and advance the Kingdom through international missions.”

For more information on the Templar School of Education and the current degree programs offered at Johnson University, visit the Johnson University webpage .


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