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NWC in the News

Collaborating to Add Upper-Level Humanities Courses

Inside Higher Ed interviewed Dean of the Graduate School & Adult Learning Rebecca Hoey about the Consortium for the Online Humanities Instruction. The Consortium seeks collaboration among liberal arts colleges, including Northwestern College, to offer shared online courses to students.   (6/21/2017)

Charting a New Course

The Sioux City Journal profiled RN to BSN graduate Evonne Blankers, who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 35 years after she graduated from Northwestern the first time. (5/14/2017)

Northwestern College hires new director for M.Ed. program

Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Sara Waring-Tiedeman is the new Master of Education program director for Northwestern College’s Graduate School & Adult Learning.

In addition to serving as chief administrator for Northwestern’s current Master of Education degree programs, Waring-Tiedeman will work with the college’s education department to develop new M.Ed. tracks and graduate-level programs. Currently Northwestern offers Master of Education degrees in early childhood, master teacher and teacher leadership. The college also offers a graduate certificate in teacher leadership for educators who already have master’s degrees.

Before coming to Northwestern, Waring-Tiedeman was the school support and ESL specialist for the East Dakota Educational Cooperative in Sioux Falls and also served as a contract specialist and data analyst for edCount, which is based in Washington, D.C., and provides systems and services for educators across the U.S. Waring-Tiedeman has taught at South Dakota State University and Arizona State University and also has experience as a teacher of English as a second language. She previously served on the executive board for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Waring-Tiedeman earned a doctorate in educational administration, specializing in educational leadership and adult education, at the University of South Dakota. She also holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in English, both from South Dakota State University.

Waring-Tiedeman replaces Dr. Sarah Huibregtse, who is a new professor in the college’s computer science department.