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Miami's VOALC hosts sessions for educators


Miami University's new Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) will host two open house sessions for area educators next week (Nov. 10 and Nov. 13).

The informal sessions will take place from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 13, at the center. Representatives from Miami's School of Education, Health and Society will be on hand. The new center is located at the corner of Cox Road and VOA Park Drive in West Chester.

Beginning in January 2009, Miami's School of Education, Health and Society (EHS) will offer graduate coursework at the center. Most classes during the spring and fall semesters will be scheduled in late afternoon and early evening to make them more convenient for area educators.
M.Ed. programs in school leadership (leading to principal license) and curriculum and teacher leadership will be offered fully at the VOALC. In addition, EHS will offer courses that are part of the M.Ed. programs in reading education and educational psychology.

"In these challenging economic times, affordable and accessible professional development is even more important to educators. Miami's popular TEAM Scholarship has slashed the cost of graduate education. Now, teachers and school administrators can complete course work close to home," said Carine Feyten, EHS dean.
The TEAM scholarship provides a 50 percent reduction in tuition and fees to Ohio's licensed K-12 educators.

Both graduate and undergraduate courses begin at the VOALC Jan. 12, 2009. Undergraduate courses will include daytime, late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes to provide optimal flexibility for students.

For more information call 895-8VOA [8862], e-mail, or visit the center's Web site


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