Special Fees Approved for Select Virginia and West Virginia Teachers

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 28 2004

Special Fees Approved for Select Virginia and West Virginia Teachers

Athens, W.Va. - Any teacher currently employed in Bland, Tazewell, or Giles County in Virginia and in Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Fayette, Raleigh, Monroe, Summers and Greenbrier will be charged a special, lower fee for graduate coursework at Concord University with proof of employment.

Concord University’s Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved a "Clinical Educators Fee" of $195 per credit hour this spring. The regular fee is $198 per credit hour for in-state students and $346 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The new fee will go into effect for the fall 2004 semester.

“The teachers in the 11 counties named serve as mentors and clinical faculty for Concord’s early field and student teaching placements,” stated Dr. Kathryn L. Liptak, division chair of education and director of the graduate studies program at Concord. “These teachers give unstintingly of their time and expertise with no remuneration for our future teachers. The "Clinical Educators Fee" is a way for Concord University to recognize the invaluable contributions of these veteran teachers and provide them affordable coursework toward an advanced degree.”

Five master’s-level courses will be offered this fall.

Registration information is available on Concord’s web site: www.concord.edu, click on “Academics/Faculty” then “Master’s.” Or, call 1-304-384-5155 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 5155.