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St. Andrews University offers three new majors

Laurinburg, NC - St. Andrews University is pleased to announce three new majors at the Laurinburg campus.

The three majors are Communication: Public Relations, Middle Grades Education and Special Education: General Curriculum.

Dr. Charles Meadows, assistant professor of communication, has been working on the development of the new Communication major since his arrival on campus last fall.

“When President Baldasare brought me in it was with the opportunity to be on the ground floor of creating a communication program,” said Meadows. “I looked at what the program has been over the years and determined what was best suited to St. Andrews and where the market is taking us.”

The research resulted in the Public Relations concentration. It is designed to prepare students to serve as public relations managers and public relations specialists in for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Employment of public relations specialists is expected to grown 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, with that growth driven by the need for organizations to maintain their public image in a high-information age and with the growth of social media.

"The Department of Liberal and Creative Arts is excited to redevelop the Communication major for the twenty-first century," said Dr. David Herr, department chair and associate professor of History. "Students will have the opportunity to gain practical understanding of a dynamic field. Dr. Meadows brings creative new ideas to the program and our campus. Combined with exposure to St. Andrews' other excellent liberal arts and sciences, new communications majors and minors will have many exciting opportunities available upon graduation."

It was similar research that led to the decision to offer Middle Grades and Special Education majors. Nationally, the need for certified middle school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020. Public school superintendents and school leaders in southeastern North Carolina report a strong demand for both middle school educators and special education services.

“We surveyed Local Education Associations and realized there is a great need for Middle Grades and Special Education teachers,” said Dr. Sandy Jones, chair of the education department and assistant professor of education.

The Middle Grades Education major is designed to prepare teachers in the sixth through eighth grades. The Special Education: General Curriculum major is designed to prepare special education teachers to work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities.

“We are confident that we will be providing much needed, high quality teachers for this region,” Jones said. “We have a strong track record with Elementary and Physical education graduates and see this program continuing that proud tradition.”

That track record was recently emphasized as St. Andrews Alumni Mike Kryszak and Joe Critcher were honored as Scotland County Teacher and Principal of the Year respectively.

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