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."
- PhD, Kansas State University, 1995
- 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
Which online degree program(s) do you teach?
- MS in Educational Administration
- MS in Curriculum & Instruction – Effective Practitioner PreK-12
- MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12
- MS in Curriculum & Instruction – Curriculum Leadership PreK-12
- MS in Curriculum & Instruction – Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader PreK-12
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 education 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.