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
Master's in Educational Media
Appalachian State University
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.
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
This degree is designed for students wishing to use technology to pursue a career in instructional design. You will learn how to evaluate, develop, and implement effective instructional design in a variety of educational settings.
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
The Certificate in Virtual Instruction will help you transform your teaching strategies to fit virtual formats. Grounded in current research and best practices, your assignments will help you become a leader in this rapidly evolving field. This transferable certificate can lead to a full degree by adding additional coursework.
Micro-Credential in Educational Technology Micro-Credential
In the Educational Technology, micro-credential attention is given to the broader elements needed for an effective technology program including strategies to assess components, ways to design the virtual environment, and how to lead and guide the process when program change is required.
Micro-Credential in Information Systems Micro-Credential
This micro-credential addresses the notion that technology is a way of life in the 21st century. Information is gathered, stored, processed for reports and retrieved from data warehouses to be analyzed and acted upon by decision-makers. The quality of the information is critical for effective action in face-to-face environments and in the virtual world of content delivery.