Cari Kennedy, Ed.D.
Department of Professional Educational Studies
Dr. Cari Kennedy is a National Board Certified Educator with a passion for teaching and learning specializing in Educational Leadership with a focus on integrating Instructional Technology into today's classrooms. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC Charlotte in Middle Grades Education, a Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Educational Media and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership specializing in Educational Technology. During her career, she has worked with middle and high school students in addition to adult learners (educators) to create curriculums that integrate content with instructional technology. This integration leads to increased engagement and enhanced learning experiences in the classroom. Her content area specialties are middle and secondary education with a focus on math and science, however, in regards to technology integration/educational media, her speciality is working with adult learners. Dr. Kennedy's dissertation topic was investigating the relationship between professional development design and instructional technology integration and is soon to be published.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership/ Educational Technology
University of the Cumberlands
Bachelor's in Middle Grades Education/ Science
University of North Carolina
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Technology Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.
M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education
The Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual program addresses the needs of teachers who are interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. It is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.
M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education
Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.
M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Master of Education
M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners Master of Education
English language learners are the fastest growing student population and educators need specialized training to work with them effectively. This program is built to help teachers reach these students, bridge cultural gaps, and differentiate their curriculum according to individual student needs.
Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate
This certificate was designed for current K-12 teachers who are interested in working with English language learners. Throughout your coursework, you will get strategies for supporting students as they learn English.
Certificate in Virtual Instruction Certificate