ASU to launch online Master of Education program

Posted: June 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

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Augusta, Ga.- Augusta State University will begin offering the institutions first completeonline degreeprogram for K-12 education professionals this August the Master of Education in Educational Leadership. This will be made possible through a new partnership between ASU and Academic Partnerships.

The program, which was previously on campus only, provides educators with the latest technological innovations used in schools, corporations and government. Additionally, the program will allow ASU to expand access to more students, fulfilling its commitment to returning a skilled workforce to the community.

We are excited to offer ASUs first fully online degree program, said Carol Rychly, vice president for academic affairs. Working professionals will appreciate the flexibility of online learning delivered by the same great faculty who teach our traditional classes on campus.

TheMaster of Educationin Educational Leadership will soon be available to K-12 education professionals who need flexibility, affordability and convenience to continue their education and career advancement. The online program is an administration-focused masters degree for elementary and secondary school professionals who desire to increase their responsibility and supervisory roles.

The completion time for the masters degree is 12 months, and the online courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus.

Augusta State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All teacher education degree programs for elementary, special, secondary, and P-12 teacher, administrator, counselors and supervisors are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

Additionally, every course within this degree is developed based upon the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for quality online instruction.

Online degree programs have emerged as the most rapidly developing trend in higher education with universities quickly converting traditional programs into an online format. Dallas-based, Academic Partnerships provides market research and analysis, curriculum conversion, faculty support services, marketing and information technology for select ASU online degree programs.

We, at Academic Partnerships, are proud to assist Augusta State University expand access to its top quality degree programs and extend the reach of its great brand. We are passionate about the positive impact higher education has on the lives of students, their families and on society as a whole, said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships.

The program has two upcoming session dates. The application deadline is July 20 for the Aug. 20 session and Sept. 14 for the Oct. 15 session.

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ASU to launch online Master of Education program

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