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Education Department Newsletter – February 2023

February 2023 Education Department Newsletter. Learn more about what the education department is doing.

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Education Department Newletter – January 2023

Message From the Education Unit Welcome back, Education students. We hope you enjoyed your winter break. The Education Unit has an exciting semester planned and we're happy to have you back. Please be sure to review all information below and add the important dates to your planners. We wish you much success this semester and … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – January 2023"

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Education Department Newletter – December 2022

Message from Dr. O'Connor As an associate professor in Trinity’s Education Unit, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with students across our undergraduate, adult, and graduate programs. One of my favorite activities is to guide our education graduate students as they engage in research. Throughout the fall semester, our current master’s students have been … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – December 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – November 2022

Message from Dr. Boerman-Cornell, Professor of Education For Young Authors’ Festival this year, our featured guest is writer Laura Martin. Laura is an amazing story teller who has had nearly ten books published so far. Imagine a future world in which civilization has collapsed and humans survive underground, hiding from the dinosaurs that roam the … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – November 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – October 2022

Message From Assistant Professor The pandemic made many of us realize human connection is vital to our success and to our life overall.  We need connections.  During the pandemic I often heard people ask, "when can we return to normal?"  I never wanted 'normal.'   I wanted an improvement. I hoped the pandemic would help all … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – October 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – September 2022

Message From Assistant Professor The start of the school year is such an exciting time! Harry K. Wong, an award-winning teacher, a new teacher advocate, and the co-author of First Days of School has often said, “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not graduation day.”  I like … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – September 2022"

Dr. Karen O'Connor

Trinity Professors Present at International Convention

Dr. Karen O’Connor along with other Trinity professors presented at the ABAI International Convention in Boston, MA.

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Education Department Newletter – May 2022

Message From Assistant Professor And just like that, another year comes to a close! For me this school year was like no other as it represented my first as a part of the Trinity Christian College community. Over the course of this year one of the things that has struck me most about our department … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – May 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – April 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION OPERATIONS Welcome to our April issue of Trinity’s Education Department Newsletter. I had to think long and hard about what to write for an opener for this newsletter.  For those of you that don't know me, I'm a big fan of data and numbers.  For me, the use of … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – April 2022"

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Education Department Newsletter – March 2022

Welcome to the first ever edition of Trinity’s Education Department Newsletter. We are excited about this debut and thankful to the faculty and staff who made this possible.

Student: Sarah Hernandez in elementary school classroom

98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

SPED ranking 2022

Special Education Program Recognized as a Best Value

Recently, College Factual ranked Trinity’s special education program as a “Best Value” college for 2022.

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Trinity’s Special Education Programs Recognized as Top 10 Value

The College is pleased to see the value of our undergraduate and graduate degrees in special education recognized by Grad Degree Search, including among the Top 10 in the Great Lakes Region.

U.S.News Top 25 Regional Colleges - Midwest

Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

Christine Scholma

Scholma Named Presentation Chair of Dolly Gray Award

Assistant Professor of Special Education Christine Scholma ’04 has been named presentation chair for the 2022 award, which recognizes children’s and young adult books that portray individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jenna Young and family

Jenna Young ’11, MA ’18 Applies Trinity Lessons at Work

Having received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Trinity, Jenna Young ’11, ’18 has taken what she learned in the classroom to follow God’s call in her life professionally.

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SPED Students Create Curriculum for Teaching Animal Safety

The students enrolled in Trinity’s SPED 420 Critical Issues in Special Education class have been working on a project to promote safety for students with disabilities this semester.

College Factual Top 15% ranking in Special Ed

Trinity’s Special Education Program Ranked in Top 20

Trinity Christian College is proud to announce that its special education program has been recognized in the top 20 nationwide by College Factual.


Professors, Graduate Students Collaborate on Podcast Series Through 1871

Faculty members from our Special Education and Psychology Departments, working with students from Trinity’s graduate program in counseling psychology, recently created a podcast series in 1871’s studio.

Special Education Conference with internationally renouned speaker S. Hentz

Collaboration and the Highly Engaged Classroom

On Saturday, 2/24, the Alexander DeJong Center for Special Education hosted international speaker, Susan Hentz to help local educators and Trinity pre-service teachers learn how to better engage their learners.

Special Education Students Work with Elim Staff

Students in Prof. Christine Scholma’s SPED 317 class, “Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities,” recently had the opportunity to put their knowledge to work

Center for Special Education

Elim Christian Services and Trinity Christian College are two unique Christian educational institutions whose mission statements reflect our shared heritage and Reformed faith: “Trinity Christian College is a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping lives and transforming culture.” “Elim Christian Services is a ministry that exists to equip individuals with special needs to achieve their highest God-given potential.”

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