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Austin Peay State University, Vol State, Robertson County Schools partner on innovative three-year residency, degree program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUSpringfield, TN – Over the last 50 years, the U.S. has suffered from a growing teacher shortage, with fewer and fewer college students majoring in education.

This shortage has hurt schools across the country, but small, rural school districts are often the hardest hit by this educational crisis. In Tennessee, communities such as Robertson County need more teachers, and they need them now.

Austin Peay State University's Highland Crest campus in Springfield Tennessee. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Highland Crest campus in Springfield Tennessee. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education sends students, professors to China for the summer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, Amanda Crumb opened an innocent-looking email promoting a free trip to China. The information seemed legitimate, but the promise of a hassle-free, all expenses paid trip caused her to hesitate. Was this one of those email phishing scams?

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education welcomes delegation of Chinese teachers

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For nearly 90 years, Austin Peay State University (APSU) has provided professional development training for local teachers, but in late February, the Eriksson College of Education expanded its services well beyond the Middle Tennessee region.

On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 a delegation of 15 preschool and kindergarten teachers and administrators from Beijing, China, arrived on campus for a special, week-long training symposium.

Chinese teachers delegation visits Austin Peay State University.

Chinese teachers delegation visits Austin Peay State University.

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Two APSU colleges work to prepare science teachers, enrich community

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Philip Short has the heart of a field biologist. He loves wading through creeks or hiking trails, conducting field research. As an assistant professor at Austin Peay State University (APSU), you might expect his office to be in the Sundquist Science Complex, but it’s not.

Short works in the Claxton Building, as a member of the Eriksson College of Education.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

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Austin Peay State University College of Education looks at China for potential students

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Benita Bruster’s cell phone pings all day with messages from WeChat—a popular Chinese social media app.

The Austin Peay State University professor and chair of the APSU Department of Teaching and Learning within the Eriksson College of Education downloaded the app earlier this summer, while on a recruiting trip to China, and now whenever she picks up her phone, she learns of another potential international student eager to study at APSU.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

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Sue Freeman Culverhouse Speaks to APSU Graduate Class on The Art of Teaching Writing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people believe that teachers have three months off in the summer and spend their time lolling by the pool, shopping, and reading novels.

In truth, most teachers are spending their time taking college classes, going to professional development meetings, preparing changes in teaching methods through Common Core standards, and spending as much time as possible with their families in between these other activities.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Austin Peay State University, Volunteer State partner to offer Teacher Licensure Program

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College have partnered to provide teacher licensure programs at Highland Crest College Campus in Springfield Tennessee beginning in January 2012.

Students will complete the first two years of coursework through Volunteer State and earn the Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.). Upon completion of the A.S.T. degree, students will complete the next two years and earn a bachelor’s degree and teaching license through APSU. All courses will be offered at the Highland Crest Campus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Five APSU Professors Honored with Annual Socrates Award

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University professors have been singled out by their students and peers as exceptional teachers this year, earning them one of the University’s top distinctions for tenure-track faculty members.

Michelle Rogers, biology instructor, Christina Chester-Fangman, assistant professor of library administration, Dr. Benita Bruster, assistant professor of teaching and learning, Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, and Dr.Mercy Cannon, assistant professor of English, were named this year’s Socrates Award winners, an honor bestowed by APSU annually to teachers who have excelled in motivating and inspiring their students. «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU features recent research from education professors

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a presentation this week about the research two professors in the College of Education conducted, based on the recent release of their textbook.

Dr. Benita Bruster and Dr. Barbara Peterson, both assistant professors of education, will present “Examining Focus Group Reflections Using Qualitative Data Analysis” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, October 21st in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Education Professors Author New Textbook

 

Austin Peay State UniversityFour professors in the College of Education at Austin Peay State University – Ann Harris, Benita Bruster, Barbara Peterson and Tammy Shutt – recently published a textbook by Roman and Littlefield titled “Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice.”

This book is specifically designed and organized to be used throughout a teacher-education program, from an introductory foundations course, continuing through content –specific methods classes to graduate-level theory seminars and ultimately onto professional development workshops. «Read the rest of this article»

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