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Dr. Paul D. Bland

Dr. Paul D. Bland, Director of Secondary Education

"Students will gain a better understanding of why education is the way it is and will learn to recognize and understand varying perspectives in current and historical thinking on education."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD, Kansas State University, 1995

Career Highlights:

  • Secondary education teacher and coach for 11 years in Kansas public schools
  • Director of Secondary Education at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky
  • Director of Teacher Education and a Department Chair at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas
  • Member of Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, the Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the American Legion

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Science in Educational Administration and Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Which classes do you teach online?

  • ED 833: Beliefs, Values, and Issues in Educational Practice

What types of projects can your students expect in these courses?

Students will explore the beliefs, values, and issues that influenced the growth of American education and current educational practice. The course challenges students to explore varying thought on current education processes, issues, and practices while connecting them to their historical origins.

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

Students will gain a better understanding of why education is the way it is and will learn to recognize and understand varying perspectives in current and historical thinking on education.

What advice would you give to those considering this online MBA program?

Study the program requirements and course offering schedule and make good decisions about when to take courses and how many courses to take at one time.

Why did you start teaching?

It was a calling.

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