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Open House Set For Mississippi College Education Classes in Brookhaven

April 25, 2014

Mississippians can receive more information about Mississippi College’s new master’s in education program in Brookhaven at an open house on May 6.

Beginning at 5 p.m. that Tuesday at the Hurst Review Center in downtown Brookhaven, the two-hour event will attract MC School of Education professors and admissions staffers to field questions from future students. Food will be served to visitors.

“We will be there with bells on,” says Mississippi College education professor Cindy Melton. “We will help people wanting to get admitted.”

The program is designed to help Brookhaven area teachers advance their professional careers and skip the long 90-mile drive to the Clinton campus.

The master’s in education in Brookhaven begins this fall. The 30-hour program will be a hybrid of classes in the bustling Lincoln County community plus on-line courses.

Melton, who chairs MC’s Teacher Education Leadership Department, expects 15 to 20 students will enroll for the first semester. Plans are to offer one Mississippi College class in the fall of 2014, two additional classes in the spring of 2015 and more courses in Brookhaven in the summer of 2015. The program seeks to become fully accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Area education leaders will join prospective students at the open house. Sitting near the railroad tracks, the new Hurst Review Center at 127 South Railroad Avenue presently houses nursing review classes.

By reaching out to students in the Brookhaven area, Mississippi College seeks to open doors to give people an opportunity to earn a master’s degree one step at a time, says Caley Forbes, admissions director for the university’s Graduate School.

For additional details, contact Cindy Melton at 601.925.3478 or Caley Forbes at 601.925.7367 or cforbes@mc.edu.

Photo: Dr. Cindy Melton, MC School of Education professor

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