Compass Knowledge Group Renews Partnership with University of Cincinnati and Launches Two New Programs for Masters of Education

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Compass Knowledge announces that they have reviewed their contract with University of Cincinnati and added two new Master of Education degrees.

These new degrees provide opportunities for existing teachers to improve their performance in the classroom. By connecting students with a dynamic community of dedicated professors, accessible research, and a devoted student support team, the programs help transform teachers into leaders.

The University of Cincinnati (UC) has extended its partnership with Compass Knowledge Group, the expert provider of distance learning services, by renewing the Educational Leadership principal licensure program and launching two new degrees with concentrations as part of the online Masters of Education program.

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and the Master of Education in Special Education programs offer exciting new online curriculum options for students interested in maximizing their professional contributions in education-related careers.

Recognized as having one of the most innovative teacher education programs in the country, UC offers students an opportunity to learn and benefit from each other through the convenience and community of online learning.

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction offers multiple concentrations, including: General Studies, Gifted, Math Specialist, National Board Certification Preparation, Reading Specialist, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), TESOL, and Teacher Leadership. Students within these concentrations will learn to plan, develop, implement and evaluate instructional programs to educate K-12 students.

The Master of Education in Special Education challenges students to motivate developing children and accept their differences as they educate. UC's unique cohort-based curriculum allows students to network with other teachers who seek the challenge and reward of working among students with disabilities. Degree-seeking students will gain an understanding of the behavioral, social, and academic development of special education students, which leads to more effective interaction and greater learning opportunity. This degree will give special education teachers the ability to improve and enhance their skills, as well as allow those teachers who may want to go into special education the opportunity to do so.

"These new degrees provide opportunities for existing teachers to improve their performance in the classroom. By connecting students with a dynamic community of dedicated professors, accessible research, and a devoted student support team, the programs help transform teachers into leaders." Said Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at UC.

"Quality is as important to us as it is to the universities we partner with," said Dr. Gloria Pickar, Compass Knowledge Group President and Chief Academic Officer. "We work together to deliver online programs that not only provide students with an exceptional degree but an enhanced student experience. Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and the Master of Education in Special Education programs will have a unique opportunity to earn their degree in a way that leverages the strengths of traditional programs with new online technologies and time-tested philosophies."

About Compass Knowledge Group, LLC http://www.compassknowledge.com
Since 1993, Compass Knowledge Group has partnered with prominent, traditional universities to help them plan, implement and operate successful online academic programs. Compass provides the entire complement of online learning support services - including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore -- enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass' success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards.

About University of Cincinnati http://www.uc.edu/distance/
THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, A FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE
The University of Cincinnati, Ohio's premier urban research university traces its origins to 1819, the year in which Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were chartered. In 1870, the City of Cincinnati established the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed the earlier institutions. In 1906, the University of Cincinnati created the first cooperative education program in the United States.
For many years, the University of Cincinnati was the second oldest and second largest municipal university in the country. In 1968, UC became a "municipally sponsored, state-affiliated" institution, entering a transitional period culminating on July 1, 1977 when UC joined the university system of Ohio. Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission, and is ranked as one of America's top public research universities by the National Science Foundation.
The School of Education resides within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and has more than 50 full-time faculty members. All programs in the School of Education meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the State of Ohio and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education* (NCATE).

*NCATE-2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500 Washington DC 20036-1023 phone: (202) 466-7496 fax: (202) 296-6620 Web site: http://www.ncate.org

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