Dr. Deann Stivers Allen received her PhD from the University of Tennessee. Currently, Dr. Allen is an Instructional Supervisor with the Clay County Board of Education and serves as the District Assessment Coordinator, District Health Coordinator and works with College and Career Readiness. She is the president-elect of the Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators, a graduate of Leadership Kentucky Class of 2013. Dr. Allen is married, has two adult daughters and is a member of the Greenbrier Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Emily Coleman, from New Castle, Kentucky, is a Student Success Coordinator and adjunct professor of higher education at UC. In 2001, she graduated with a B.S. in Education from Cumberland College. During her time at Cumberland, she served as a Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Director, and Student Orientation Leader. She continued her studies at the University of Louisville where she obtained a M.Ed. with an emphasis in College Student Personnel. While at Louisville she worked in Alumni and Parent Programs and interned with Judicial Affairs.
Dr. Nathan Coleman hails from Inez, KY. In 2001, he graduated with a B.S. in history from Cumberland College. During his tenure at Cumberland Nathan was President of the Student Government Association from 1999-2001, the first student in Cumberlands’ history to serve four straight semesters as President. He continued his studies at the University of Louisville where he obtained his M.A. degree in history in 2003. While at both the Cumberlands and Louisville, he was active in Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, serving as president of both school’s chapters.
Dr. Aaron Anderson is a native of Whitley County, Kentucky. He completed his Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts degree, and Rank I Certificate in education at Cumberland College. In addition, he completed endorsements for Instructional Supervisor, Principal, and Superintendent, at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Anderson has 17 years of public school and higher education teaching and administrative experiences; he has served as a high school teacher, middle school principal, adjunct undergraduate and graduate professor.
Dr. Barry Vann, Director of Community and Higher Education and professor of geography at University of the Cumberlands (UC), was selected for the honor of Alumnus of the Year by Roane State Community College. Vann is director of the Ed.D. program at UC.
Dr. Vann struggled in life with early poverty and put forth much effort in developmental courses in math and English. Despite these early challenges, he completed his undergraduate, masters, and two doctorate degrees.
Below are the entrance exam requirements for our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Links to both the Praxis and GRE websites are also included.
Praxis CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) or GRE
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