Dr. Penney Carden says one of the highlights of her teaching career has been to teach overseas. “On two different occasions I was asked to teach for a month in Beijing, China,” she said. “It was life-changing for me and gave me a whole new outlook on teaching English language learners.” A long time faculty member in Trevecca’s School of Education, Carden currently serves as the school’s coordinator of curriculum, assessment, and instruction and the program director for Trevecca’s English as a second language programs and one of the University’s newest programs, the Master of Education in curriculum and online teaching.
While 2020 has been a tumultuous year, it’s possible that all the challenges, changes and social distancing have given you the time (and space!) you need to think about your career path. Maybe you’ve recognized a deep need to make a difference in the world, a desire your current career isn’t quite fulfilling.
Finding the right graduate program can be a daunting task. With so many things to consider—everything from tuition to faculty to courses—the options can seem overwhelming. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your top choices, then it’s necessary to consider what exactly you’re looking for in a program.
At Trevecca, Homecoming Weekend is a treasured tradition for alumni and current students alike. While the festivities may look a little different this year, the fun, connection and celebration will still be at the center of the celebration as Homecoming goes virtual. No matter where you are, here are a few tips to help you—our alumni—honor Dear Old TNU and make the most of Homecoming Weekend 2020!
Kathy Mowry (’85), who holds the J.B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry in Trevecca’s Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry, has been a member of the faculty at her alma mater since 2007. In addition to her bachelor’s degree from Trevecca, Mowry has earned master’s degrees—one from Wheaton Graduate School, the other from Fuller Theological Seminary—and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Mowry teaches classes in Christian education and intercultural studies at Trevecca, and also serves as the director of Trevecca’s new master’s program in church and community.
COVID-19 has taught us some valuable lessons—from time management to the importance of community—but the global pandemic has also brought greater awareness to the field of instructional design.
Deciding to earn a master’s degree in religion is often in response to a divine calling. You feel compelled to pursue an education that will equip you to love and serve others effectively as you live out your unique purpose, according to God’s plan.
For Sarah Johnson, Trevecca is home. After beginning her Trevecca career in 1999 as a resident director, Johnson has served the University in a variety of roles ever since. She currently serves as the program director for Trevecca’s Bachelor of Arts in psychology program. As the program director, Johnson oversees the fully online program to make sure students receive excellent education through strong curriculum and rich classroom experiences.
This post is part of an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team as our traditional undergraduate students adjust to being Back Home to the Hill.
Craig Adams (’91) serves as the creative director of LifeWay Worship, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. In this role, Adams oversees three streams of work: managing LifeWay’s exclusive songwriters and songs, leading the team producing ongoing content for LifeWayWorship.com, and overseeing all products related to choirs or church orchestras.
Dr. Tim Gaines serves as the program director of the Master of Arts in theology and biblical studies at Trevecca. Today, he shares a few thoughts about the benefits of graduate level theological education—and how it can challenge and transform your daily life, whether you’re in the ministry or not.
This post is part of an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team. Every other Wednesday for the next few weeks, they’ll be offering up wellness tips to help our traditional undergraduate students adjust to being Back Home to the Hill.
With real-world experience as a digital marketer and graphic designer, new Trevecca faculty member Stefanie Edwards brings knowledge, know-how and passion to her new role as an assistant professor of graphic design and digital marketing in Trevecca’s Skinner School of Business. Since 2001, Edwards has worked professionally in the industry, serving as a content writer, graphic designer, director of communications, marketing director and adjunct professor along the way.
Top Five Tips to Make School Work With Your Busy Schedule
For most working professionals, life feels like it’s filled to the brim. Job demands, family commitments and church, community or volunteer responsibilities have us struggling to do it all well and keep to a schedule with smiles on our faces. Add in dealing with the challenges of navigating a global pandemic, and you probably believe your plate is full enough.
You’ve been considering taking the next step and earning your degree for a while. Whether that means completing your bachelor’s or earning a master’s or doctorate, you do know that whatever you decide, your personal and professional life demands the flexibility of an online degree.
This post is part of an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team. Every other Wednesday for the next few weeks, they’ll be offering up wellness tips to help our traditional undergraduate students prepare to come Back Home to the Hill.
Here’s why an advanced degree is worth the effort.
Considering a return to school? Perhaps the idea of earning a doctorate seems intimidating. At the same time, maybe you’re curious about what it would be like to achieve something both challenging and rewarding. But will a doctoral degree truly make a difference in your income and enhance your career prospects?
Face the Future with Confidence
These five degrees will prepare you to succeed professionally regardless of the economy’s ups and downs.
In today’s uncertain environment, navigating the future can feel complicated. Now more than ever, it’s crucial for the time, resources and hard work you invest in earning an advanced degree pay off and provide you with tools for success.
While it may feel like the world has changed a lot in the past few months, some things haven’t. Even as the world and the American economy grapples with the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear that a college degree still matters.
At Trevecca, we’re aware that every student’s situation is unique. That’s why we offer our MBA program in a variety of formats that allow our students the flexibility they need to complete their master’s degree in a format that fits their lives and allows them to achieve their professional goals.