King’s College will begin offering classes this fall in two new graduate education programs, a master’s of education degree in special education and an endorsement program in Instructional Coaching.

The master’s degree program in Special Education will require 10 three-credit courses for completion and is designed to compliment a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program which began two years ago.

Since 2007, Jim Burke and Sue Hand have searched for the perfect place to display the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibit.  Both agree that the new King’s on the Square facility in Wilkes-Barre is the ideal venue through which a wider public can be educated through the artistic depictions about the daily life of an anthracite coal miner.

All 11 members of the Class of 2014 of the King’s College’s Athletic Training Program have passed the national Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination on their first attempt.

Students become eligible for BOC certification by either completing or being in their last semester of study in an athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.  Certified athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as Allied Health Professionals.

Given the overall demand for qualified engineers among leading businesses and the academic reputation of the University of Notre Dame, King’s College officials were confident that the dual degree program in engineering that was announced in 2012 would be a popular option for high school graduates. The high level of popularity it has reached in a very short time frame has exceeded all their expectations.

Debbie Gross, a junior King’s College student and West Pittston resident, has had a paper accepted for presentation at an international conference to be held at Oxford University in England this summer.

Gross will present her paper, titled “As Lions, As Lambs: Forgiving the Unrepentant Wrongdoer,” at the 7th annual “Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries” Global Conference to be held in July at Mansfield College, part of Oxford University. Gross is a philosophy and psychology double major at King’s.