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Dr. Younghee Kim, Professor

Dr. Younghee Kim

"Higher education is a life dream for many, and once determined, it is possible and never too late to come back to education. The MSEd online program is a viable option for those who couldn't have fulfilled their dreams otherwise."

Degrees Held

  • PhD – University of Oregon, 1996

Career Highlights

  • Published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and two books (one as an editor)
  • 23 years of teaching experiences at SOU and OSU

In which online program do you teach?

Leadership in Early Childhood Education Concentration of the MSEd

Which classes do you teach online?

ECE 530: Culturally Responsive Practices in ECE

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

I want my students to learn to bring out the best in themselves, stay in touch with their hearts, and believe in their potential as leaders in this world with compassion and love for young children and their families.

How long have you been teaching online courses?

On and off, 20 years.

Why did you start teaching?

I love children and find gratitude and joy in teaching and lifelong learning.

What is the value of a master's degree in education?

I see the value of a master's degree in actualizing our potential as leaders and as humble servants.

What advice would you give to those considering an online MSEd program?

Higher education is a life dream for many, and once determined, it is possible and never too late to come back to education. The MSEd online program is a viable option for those who couldn't have fulfilled their dreams otherwise.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Educating for Wisdom and Compassion by John Miller.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

I love walking, meditating, and painting outside in nature.

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