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University of Minnesota in Partnership Talks with KTA

The University of Minnesota is in partnership talks with the K-12 Teachers Alliance (KTA) to offer its degree and certificate programs to KTA members and their community.

This Big 10 school sought the assistance of KTA because they understand the need to grow their traditional graduate program enrollment as well as stay competitive amongst the growing number of in-state and online degree programs.

With these goals in mind, the University of Minnesota approached the K-12 Teachers Alliance to discuss offering their accredited degree and certificate programs both face-to-face and online to KTA’s membership and constituency throughout the state.

KTA will be working with the University of Minnesota to determine enrollment capacity and programs to be offered to its membership.

I am incredibly impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and humility demonstrated by Dean Quam and the University of Minnesota faculty,” KTA Chairman Spencer Barnard, Jr. said. “They understand the competitive forces in today’s higher education marketplace during these challenging economic times. It’s refreshing to see a Big 10 school so committed to understanding students’ needs.”

It is that same spirit that also drives Dr. Jean Quam, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, along with her faculty and staff. They continually strive to keep their research-driven graduate programs at the forefront of education innovation.

“I am eager to continue our work on creating an 'engaged college' internally and externally by further diversifying the college and our disciplines, being innovative in all that we do, and last but not least, in deepening our excellence in research," Dr. Quam said. "Our college is ready, and I'm ready to help each and every one of us to pursue our full potential and our vitally important mission."

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In pursuit of this mission, the College has instituted one of the largest programs providing iPads to students and developing strategies to use these educational tools to transform the learning process. This is just one of the many education research studies taking place at the university. Some others include programs focused on furthering the education of students’ parents, e-book instructional strategies, and early childhood interventions.

Through research and collaboration, Dr. Quam and the U of M team are developing educators who understand the multi-faceted needs of their students and can provide the very best education to them.

“Our college makes a real difference in people’s lives,” Dr. Quam said.

The K-12 Teachers Alliance looks forward to helping the University of Minnesota make a difference in the lives of its membership of school teachers.

Go Gophers!

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