Tusculum College students in the Tri-Cities are settling into a new home for their classes, the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE).
Tusculum has completed the transition of its Tri-Cities site from Gray to KCHE, and classes started in the Kingsport Center earlier this month for students in the college’s Graduate and Professional Studies program for working adults. The Kingsport Higher Education Commission in May gave approval to Tusculum to become a part of its downtown Kingsport Academic Village.
The college’s office, KCHE 111, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours available at the beginning of each course session. Tony Galloway is Tusculum’s site coordinator at KCHE and enrollment representative Amanda McQueen will be working from the center to provide services and assistance to current and prospective students. Jeremy Jones, student services representative, is also available for providing support to current and prospective students on Wednesday afternoons.
Tusculum will offer courses in bachelor’s and master’s programs of the Graduate and Professional Studies program at KCHE. To be offered are bachelor’s programs in business, education and psychology. Two master’s programs are also to be offered – one designed for those wanting to teach in the academic area of their bachelor’s degree who need the necessary education requirements for certification and another designed for licensed teachers.
A new cohort of classes in the Psychology – Behavioral Health undergraduate program is scheduled to begin on Sept. 16 in Kingsport. On Sept. 19, new cohorts are scheduled to begin in the bachelor’s program in Organizational Management with a Human Resource Management concentration as well as in the master’s program in Education with a Curriculum and Instruction concentration, which is designed for licensed teachers.
For 2014, cohorts are scheduled to begin in January in three programs – the Master of Arts in Teaching program, the bachelor’s program in Psychology and the bachelor’s program in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6 licensure), which prepares students to teach in the elementary school grades.
In April, cohorts are scheduled to begin in the bachelor’s programs in Business which will be delivered on a weekend format.
Tusculum has been offering degree programs designed to meet the schedules and needs of the working adult student for almost 30 years. Flexible scheduling, convenient locations, reasonable tuition and quality programs that help students meet their goals have been hallmarks of the program since its inception. The unique one-course-at-a-time class structure blends academics with practical application in a collaborative environment. This uniquely focused and practical program has enabled thousands of men and women to obtain the degrees they need to succeed professionally and personally.
For more information about Tusculum College and its offerings in Kingsport, please call 423-354-5246 or 888-488-7285, or visit www.tusculum.edu.