By Vivian Shipe
KNOXVILLE, TN — It just makes good sense. Bring into the classroom those who are successfully doing the work in the communities in the field of study being taught to the student. The advantage to the student to learn from the masters along with the theories and models in the textbooks can only make them better in their fields of study.
Beginning this fall there is a new course in the University of Tennessee’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and Knoxville’s own Daryl Arnold, founder and pastor of Overcoming Believers Church has been selected to be the first to teach it.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies will be the first department in the college to bring in prominent leaders from the Knoxville community into the classroom. ELPS 201 will be taught by Pastor Arnold. The course will educate both faculty and students and allow them valuable insight and direct engagement with the communities in which the University of Tennessee lies.