Trevecca Nazarene University

School of Education has national impact

Trevecca’s School of Education faculty and staff are making an impact in the field of education throughout Middle Tennessee and the Nation. The school’s honors, events, and other productive pursuits are listed below.


  • Richard Parrott, Ruth Cox, and Karen Lea are making a presentation at AACTE – American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education – “Leaders for the 21st Century” on February 7.
  • Karen Lea is taking a class offered by World Missions on Islam and Muslims from a Christian perspective throughout January, February, and March.
  • Trevecca now offers VESI courses for both graduate and undergraduate credits for continuing education.
  • Judy Bivens has been appointed to be on the NCATE Board of Examiners. This appointment was made by the America Library Association Board.
  • George Kersey has been appointed to the State Board of Education’s committee on redesign of educational leadership programs.
  • The Educational Leadership program is being redesigned for implementation in fall 2009.
  • School of Education staff are conducting a needs assessment during spring 2009 to inform us about whether or not to begin two new master’s degrees: Special Education & Early Childhood.
  • The Center of Leadership Effectiveness and Renewal (C.L.E.A.R.) is producing a series of DVD’s featuring the faculty of the School of Education. The programs are designed to present a key topic, issue, or concern and engage educators in a professional conversation. Each program includes a discussion guide.  The DVDs will be made available to educators and administrators to use in teaching teams, study groups, or in-service events. Trevecca’s Richard Leslie Parrott, is the director of C.L.E.A.R.
  • Special Education and ASCD will host Officers from the South Precinct Gang Intervention Task Force, who will provide a presentation about gang activities in secondary schools on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Quick Lecture Hall, from 4:25–6:00 PM.