Teacher Education Scholarship Now Available at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 29 2003

Teacher Education Scholarship Now Available at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College announces the creation of the WVEA (West Virginia Education Association) Teacher Education Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is available immediately for licensed teachers who are members of the WVEA and who are accepted in a graduate class at Concord College. Criteria for acceptance are available on the College’s web site, www.concord.edu. Click on “Academics” and “Master’s,” then click on “News & Updates” for classes that are available this summer and fall 2003. Classes will be taught using both in-class lectures and Internet delivery.

“Concord has an historical commitment to developing professional educators in southern West Virginia,” stated Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid. “We want to lower financial barriers to teachers so they may work toward their degree goals. Concord currently is offering Master’s-level courses, and is applying for approval for a Master’s in Education program. Concord is ranked number two in peer assessment score, for “academic reputation,” among comprehensive four-year colleges-bachelor’s in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2003. The college places a high value on quality instruction in the undergraduate programs and will place a similarly high value on Master’s-level classes.”

“We want to make our members aware of this opportunity as it will allow our members to pursue their education goals and professional development through a quality institution they are familiar with. We are constantly looking for additional opportunities to enhance teacher’s abilities to better serve their students. We see this as an opportunity to ultimately improve the education of students in southern West Virginia,” stated Tom Lange, president of the West Virginia Education Association.

For information on Master’s classes at Concord call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail admissions@concord.edu.


Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required.